Chile’s Piñera testifies in lawsuit alleging crimes against humanity during protests

The October 2019 protests left a balance of some 30 dead, hundreds with eye trauma, thousands injured and extreme violence incidents.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chile's president Sebastián Piñera gave a statement to the Prosecutor's Office as part of a lawsuit for alleged crimes against humanity committed during the 2019 protests, government sources confirmed on Thursday.

Piñera gave his testimony to the Prosecutor's Office this week, alongside his attorney and from his private home in the eastern part of the Chilean capital, according to local media, although the day of his statement remains unclear.

According to the government, Piñera "appeared before regional prosecutor Claudia Perivancich to provide all relevant information, explain all measures taken . . .

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