Amnesty International’s Secretary General to assess Chile’s human rights

Amnesty International’s Secretary General Irene Khan will lead a visit to Chile between 3 and 8 November 2008, ten years on from the arrest of Augusto Pinochet in London. 

During the visit, Irene Khan will meet  survivors and relatives of victims of human rights abuses committed during the Pinochet regime, as well as some of those suffering abuses today – including members of  indigenous communities in Temuco and Calama. She will also meet government and civil society representatives to discuss the human rights challenges facing Chile, as well as participate in public events.

Amnesty International’s delegation will include: Javier Zuñiga, Senior Advisor; Judit Arenas, Head of the Office of the Secretary General; Louise Finer, researcher on South America and Sergio Laurenti, Director of Amnesty International Chile.

If you are interested in receiving more information about Amnesty International’s visit to Chile or in arranging an interview with Irene Khan, please contact:

Amnesty International Chile – Phone: (56-2) 235 5945 – Virginie Houdmont, M (Chile): (09) 81 41 03 08, [email protected] Josefina Salomon, M (UK): +44 7778 472 116, [email protected]