Chile’s Piñera announces special Prosecutor’s Office to investigate human rights issues during social crisis

In October 2019, an unprecedented social crisis broke out in the country, which extended for a year with massive marches and resulted in some thirty deaths and thousands of wounded and accusations of human rights violations against the security forces.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Chile’s President Sebastián Piñera announced Tuesday the creation of a special Prosecutor’s Office to investigate human rights issues and acknowledged that “crimes, abuses and outrages” were committed during the social crisis that began in 2019.

Sebastián Piñera
Sebastián Piñera. (Photo internet reproduction)

“The adequate defense of human rights requires solid institutions with the capacity to fulfill their functions in an autonomous and effective manner,” he asserted.

In October 2019, an unprecedented social crisis broke out in the country, which extended for a year with massive marches and resulted in some thirty deaths and thousands of wounded and accusations of human rights violations against the security forces.

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