Oh…Only About 10,000 More Victims of the Pinochet Dictatorship

18 Aug

A Human Rights commission in Chile has determined that there were… oh…only 10,000 more victims of the Pinochet regime than originally thought.

That brings the total number of individuals who were jailed and tortured regime to over 40,000. All of these new victims had been, according to the BBC: 

  • Detained and/or tortured for political reasons by agents of the state or people at its service
  • Victims of forced disappearances or been executed for political reasons by agents of the state or people at its service
  • Been kidnapped or been the victims of assassination attempts for political reasons.
President Piñera received the new report at La Moneda. This one has to be awkward – Thank you for this report that will contribute to Peace and Justice in Chile. And yes, I will continue to uphold the dictator’s education policy. There were more protests today – 100,000 people were reported marching in Santiago. ( The Washington Post seems to be the only major newspaper en el norte covering the story)

 

CNN Chile has coverage of today’s student leader Camila Vallejo Dowling dubbing today’s protest the Marcha de las Paraguas (March of the Umbrellas):

 

 
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2 Responses to “Oh…Only About 10,000 More Victims of the Pinochet Dictatorship”

  1. Catherine Elise August 22, 2011 at 5:42 pm #

    what i found most surprising about this is that when this was announced recently, none of the newspapers or television stations announced it… pretty scary

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