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Piñera to The Hague

On the second anniversary of the Chilean social outbreak, several European-based social, political and human rights organizations joined forces to develop a series of activities and demonstrations to be held in the cities of Amsterdam and The Hague, in the Netherlands, to demand the trial of S. Piñera for his crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.

We demand truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-repetition for the systematic violations of Human Rights committed by agents of the Chilean State, and mandated by the criminal government of S. Piñera, against citizens, in the context of the Social Outbreak of October of 2019, which to this day are unpunished.

We also demand the immediate freedom of political prisoners, mostly young social fighters, arrested and kept in pre-trial detention until today, as a result of the criminalization of legitimate social protest.

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Protest in front of the ICC in The Hague, June 18, 2021

THE HAGUE – Today we denounced the human rights violations in Chile. We demand the release of all political prisoners and respect for the citizens who are exercising their right to protest. We demand truth, justice and reparation for the victims of the criminal government of Sebastian Piñera and we ask the International Criminal Court to review the documents sent by Judge Garzon and other human rights organization so that Piñera can be judged in a trial at ICC of The Hague.

Photos taken by Romy Fernandez

Download our Public Statement “Piñera to The International Criminal Court”  by Chile Woke Up the Netherlands in the next link

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3er Virtual Chilean Assembly in the Netherlands

The Chilean Assembly of the Netherlands is an space for political and social action, for the coordination of concrete actions of support, visibility and search for justice in the face of human rights violations, the violation of political, social, economic and environmental rights. And against the effects of the economic, social and health crisis generated by Covid-19.

Due to the Corona Pandemic it is a virtual meeting by zoom.

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Human Rights Commissioner Kofler on the OHCHR’s report on Chile

Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Assistance at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement today (18 December) on the report by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, on the many severe human rights violations during unrest in Chile:

The report now submitted by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) confirms that violence against peaceful demonstrators on the part of the police and military has often been totally disproportionate and without cause. I condemn mistreatment in prison, mock executions and sexual violence, which is targeted in particular against women, girls and members of the LGBTI community, in the strongest possible terms.

I call on those in positions of responsibility to vigorously prosecute all human rights violations and crimes committed and to bring the perpetrators to justice. The Chilean state must now, as a matter of urgency, show determination in its investigations as well as undertake tangible steps to avoid a renewed escalation of the violence. Initial important steps were taken with the transparency and cooperation shown towards the UN mission. I call on the Chilean Government to comply with the High Commissioner’s reform recommendations. Germany is also prepared to offer Chile its support if and when this is desired.

I expressly support the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ calls to bring together stakeholders from civil society and academia, as well as government representatives and the private sector in order to get to the bottom of the structural causes of the protests. I call on the Chilean Government to involve all sectors of society, including the indigenous peoples of Chile, in the drafting of the new constitution.

Background information:

The mission seconded to Chile by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to investigate the allegations against the security forces during recent unrest submitted its report on 13 December. The UN experts have confirmed what eye witness reports, photos and video footage have shown the world for weeks, namely that there have been numerous, at times large-scale, attacks and serious human rights violations, including torture. There have been deaths and injuries and many people have suffered life-changing consequences such as blindness in one eye.

Vía German Federal Foreign Office – auswaertiges-amt.de.

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