Chile: Torture and ill-treatment continue

Chile: Torture and ill-treatment continue

Index Number: AMR 22/001/1993
Date Published: 1 March 1993
Categories: Americas, Chile

This report details some of the nearly 50 cases of torture or ill-treatment received by AI since the latter half of 1991; an appendix lists cases reported in 1992. Several of the complaints of torture include medical reports of injuries consistent with claims of torture. The victims of torture include individuals accused of politically motivated offences as well as those suspected of common crimes. The force most frequently cited in allegations of torture is the Carabineros (uniformed police) but torture by members of the criminal investigations police has also been reported. At the time of writing, no member of either force appears to have been brought to justice for their participation in torture.

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