The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will analyze this Monday in a public hearing the situation of Human Rights in Chile, following the protests that have taken place since October, in addition to the social crisis that is going through the country and the actions of the organizations of the State during them, the agency has informed through Twitter.
The meeting will be attended by civil society organizations and representatives of the Chilean State, including the Chilean Human Rights Commission (CCHDH), the National Association of Judges of the Judiciary of Chile or the National Institute of Human Rights (INDH), among others, as reported by Radio Cooperativa.
Protests in Chile erupted on October 17 against the fourth rise in the price of the subway in a few months and grew rapidly to denounce social inequality and raise the need to develop a new Constitution.
Pinera, who came to declare the state of emergency deploying to the Armed Forces, apologized for not hearing the clamor of the Chileans and proposed a "social agenda." To make it a reality, it has remodeled the Government and initiated a dialogue with the political parties, both opposition and official.
In these weeks, at least 19 people have died from clashes between protesters and security forces and over a thousand have been arrested. The NHRI has denounced torture and other abuses against people detained in the context of the protests.
EXCESSES OF SECURITY FORCES
In this context, a group of United Nations experts has condemned the excessive use of force by security forces in Chile.
The rapporteurs warned in a joint statement that "violence can never be the answer to people's social and political demands."
"The high number of injuries and the way in which non-lethal weapons have been used seems to indicate that the use of force was excessive and violated the requirements of necessity and proportionality," criticized these experts, appointed by the Rights Council UN humans and who think independently of the organization.
In addition, they have expressed concern about the alleged abuses perpetrated on children or cases of possible ill-treatment and beatings that could even constitute torture. "There have also been reports of sexual violence against women, men and adolescents, including practices such as forced nudity, touching and rape during detention," they added.