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Chile: Concerns on Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment: Implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

, Index number: AMR 22/006/2004

This document provides the full text of Amnesty International's submission to the Committee Against Torture for its examination in May 2004 of the third periodic report submitted by the Chilean State. It details concerns such as reports of torture and ill-treatment of people arrested mainly by Carabineros (uniformed police) and the Gendarmería (prison guards); punishment of recruits who are undergoing compulsory military service; and the lack of an effective solution to the legacy of human rights violations committed during the years of military government (1973-1990). Its 18-point recommendations include, for example: Constitutional reform; abolition of the Amnesty Law; and improvements of conditions in places of detention; and address the overcrowding in prisons.

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