Impunity

Chile: 40 years on from Pinochet’s coup, impunity must end - 10 September 2013

Headline Title:  Chile: 40 years on from Pinochet’s coup Thousands of torture survivors and relatives of those disappeared during General Augusto Pinochet’s brutal regime are still being denied truth, justice and reparation, Amnesty International said to Thousands of torture survivors and relatives of those disappeared during General Augusto Pinochet’s brutal regime are still being denied truth, justice and reparation. Media Node:  Pinochet Fighting Pinochet: Amnesty remembers At a Glance:  On 11 September 1973 General Augusto Pinochet led a military coup in Chile.The same day, then-President Salvador Allende committed suicide during the bombing of the Presidential Palace.Tens of thousands of men and women were subsequently arrested and tortured. Many are still missing and many thousands left the country as exiles.3,216 people are officially recognized as missing or murdered, while 38,254 people are recognized as survivors of political imprisonment and/or torture.Amnesty International visited Chile in November 1973 to document human rights abuses and published a report a few months later.A plebiscite held in October 1988 decided the end of military rule and Chile held elections in 1989. Story Location:  Chile 33° 26' 36.438" S, 70° 40' 5.4552" W “It is not acceptable that 40 years after the military coup the search for justice, truth and reparation in Chile continues to be hampered. An amnesty law continues to shield human rights violators from prosecution, there are still long delays in judicial proceedings and sentences fail to reflect the severity of the crimes committed” Source:  Guadalupe Marengo, Deputy Director at the Americas Programme, Amnesty International Date:  Tue, 10/09/2013 “The Chilean authorities must tackle the legacy of serious and widespread abuses committed in the past, repeal the amnesty law immediately as its mere existence is a slap in the face to the thousands of victims of Pinochet’s regime and their relatives, and ensure all human rights violations are dealt in ordinary courts” Source:  Ana Piquer, Director of Amnesty International Chile Date:  Tue, 10/09/2013 URL:  Chile: Time to fully address the legacy of human rights violations Description:  Take action! URL:  Life under Pinochet: Chile remembers - “Pinochet was a stigma for Chile and the world” Description:  Feature, 7 August 2013 URL:  Life under Pinochet: “I remember being shown some very severe signs of torture” Description:  Feature, 14 August 2013 URL:  Life under Pinochet: A cunning devil Description:  Feature, 21 August 2013 URL:  Life under Pinochet: “We still don’t know what happened to my brother” Description:  Feature, 28 August 2013

Life under Pinochet: “They were taking turns to electrocute us one after the other” - 11 September 2013

Headline Title:  “They were taking turns to electrocute us one after the other” The first time Lelia Pérez felt the The first time Lelia Pérez felt the sear of a cattle prod it was at the hands of a Chilean soldier. She was a 16 year old high school student, used as a guinea pig to help Pinochet’s security services hone their skills in torture. Media Node:  Lelia Perez header en URL:  Life under Pinochet - Isabel Allende: ‘The day we buried our freedom’ Description:  Feature, 11 September 2013 URL:  Chile: 40 years on from Pinochet’s coup, impunity must end Description:  Press release, 10 September 2013 URL:  Life under Pinochet: "The only thing we could hear were church bells and people screaming" Description:  Feature, 4 September 2013 URL:  Life under Pinochet: A cunning devil Description:  Feature, 28 August 2013 URL:  Life under Pinochet: “I remember being shown some very severe signs of torture” Description:  Feature, 14 August 2013

Venezuela’s withdrawal from regional human rights instrument is a serious setback - 6 September 2013

Headline Title:  Venezuela’s withdrawal from regional human rights instrument is a serious setback Venezuela must immediately reverse its decision to withdraw from the American Convention on Human Rights and make a commitment to truly protect all individuals, Amnesty International said today. Venezuela must immediately reverse its decision to withdraw from the American Convention on Human Rights and make a commitment to truly protect all individuals. Media Node:  Venezuela Venezuela CIDH Story Location:  Venezuela 8° 57' 52.7868" N, 68° 33' 16.8768" W “This decision is an insult to the victims of human rights violations and places future generations of Venezuelans at risk. What’s more, it goes against Venezuela’s constitution, which guarantees access to international bodies to seek protection of their human rights” Source:  Guadalupe Marengo, Deputy Director of the Americas Programme at Amnesty International Date:  Fri, 06/09/2013 URL:  American Convention on Human Rights Description:  News story, 13 September 2012 URL:  Venezuela’s break with regional human rights court ‘an affront to victims’

Netherlands Supreme Court hands down historic judgment over Srebrenica genocide

A Dutch Supreme Court judgment finding the state liable for the deaths of three Muslim men amid the Srebrenica genocide marks a significant victory in the decades-long search for accountability, Amnesty International said today. A Dutch Supreme Court judgment finding the state liable for the deaths of three Mus

Vivir bajo el régimen de Pinochet: “Lo único que oíamos eran las campanas de la iglesia y los gritos de la gente” - 4 September 2013

Headline Title:  “Lo único que oíamos eran las campanas de la iglesia y los gritos de la gente” Es raro el día en que las esculturas Es raro el día en que las esculturas de manos “saliendo” de la arena de una playa de Uruguay, el desierto de Atacama en Chile o la ciudad de Venecia no están continuamente rodeadas de turistas y vecinos de la zona que toman fotografías o las observan desde todos los ángulos. Media Node:  Mario Irrarazabal Image Spanish Story Location:  Reino Unido 34° 34' 13.8324" S, 71° 16' 45.4692" W See map: Google Maps

Life under Pinochet: "The only thing we could hear were church bells and people screaming" - 4 September 2013

Headline Title:  "The only thing we could hear were church bells and people screaming" There’s rarely a day when the sculpt There’s rarely a day when the sculptures of hands “coming out” of the sand in a beach in Uruguay, the Atacama desert in Chile or the city of Venice are alone – tourists and locals are constantly around them, taking photos, observing them from every angle. Media Node:  Mario Irrarazabal Image English Story Location:  United Kingdom 34° 34' 13.8324" S, 71° 16' 45.4692" W See map: Google Maps

Video: La lucha contra Pinochet. Amnistía recuerda - 28 August 2013

Headline Title:  La lucha contra Pinochet. Amnistía recuerda Javier Zúñiga, de Amnistía Internacional, recuerda los esfuerzos que se realizaron para sacar a la luz las violaciones de derechos humanos en Chile durante el régimen de Pinochet.

Vivir bajo el régimen de Pinochet: “Aún no se sabe qué pasó con mi hermano” - 28 August 2013

Headline Title:  “Aún no se sabe qué pasó con mi hermano” No pasa un día sin que Gloria El No pasa un día sin que Gloria Elgueta piense en cómo pudieron ser los últimos días de su hermano Martín. Martín fue detenido por la policía política de Pinochet y recluido en Londres 38, un edificio colonial situado a cinco cuadras de la casa familiar. Media Node:  Pinochet we still don't know aug 28 es Story Location:  Reino Unido 34° 34' 13.8324" S, 71° 16' 45.4692" W See map: Google Maps

Life under Pinochet: “We still don’t know what happened to my brother” - 28 August 2013

Headline Title:  “We still don’t know what happened to my brother” Hardly a day goes by when Gloria Hardly a day goes by when Gloria Elgueta doesn’t think about how her brother Martin may have spent his final days in a detention centre run by Pinochet’s political police five blocks away from their home. Media Node:  Pinochet we still don't know aug 28 en Story Location:  United Kingdom 34° 34' 13.8324" S, 71° 16' 45.4692" W See map: Google Maps

EE. UU.: Deben conmutar la pena impuesta a Bradley Manning e investigar los abusos que denunció

El presidente Obama debe conmutar la pena impuesta al soldado estadounidense Bradley Manning por el tiempo que ya ha estado en prisión para permitir así su excarcelación inmediata, ha declarado hoy Amnistía Internacional.  El presidente Obama debe conmutar la pena impuesta al soldado estadounidense Bradley Manning por el tiempo que ya ha estado en prisión para permitir así su excarcelación inmediata, ha declarado hoy

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