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Source: Chamber of Deputies of Chile

After being requested to the Chamber by the deputies Miguel Crispi (RD) and Pamela Jiles (PH), the agreement was reached so that the Human Rights Commission could meet in parallel to the 40-hour project debate, in order to express its concern about the situations of violence that have been denounced within the framework of the state of exception that the country is experiencing.

Deputy Miguel Crispi (RD) explained that there is a role to play with the NHRI and the Ombudsman in favor of ensuring that human rights are not violated in Chile, both when the country is experiencing a normal situation, but even more urgently when there is a state of exception context.

“This morning I went to Commissioner number 36 of La Florida in my supervisory role, I asked for the detention books, I asked for the records of injuries, but I was prevented from entering the dungeons to review the situation of the detainees for curfew . Here there are two institutions that have the clear right to enter the dungeons and we have the supervisory work and, therefore, we are going to demand that the Chamber strengthen our role and not be a patient observer of the atrocities that are occurring along from all over Chile, ”said the legislator.

For the deputy Nino Baltolu (UDI) we must ensure the safety of citizens in Chile.

“We are worried about the actions of the police who, in truth, for people with the opposite sign of mine, say that their actions are too arrogant. I told them that, in reality, when a democracy is on the street, how it defends itself against people who cause harm to the whole society. So, I asked that we give signs of more unity among ourselves that we want to solve the problems, that we are going to move the country forward but with unity. Alone, nobody leaves, ”he said.

The DD.HH Commission agreed to ask the presidents of both houses to clarify whether it is possible to constitutionally accuse President Sebastián Piñera. In addition, the Chamber will be asked to meet in parallel in Valparaíso or Santiago, while the State of Exception lasts; and to inform the Government to support the NHRI’s actions in matters related to the institution.

Finally, it was determined to meet tomorrow and invite, among others, the Ombudsman for Children, the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Minister of Justice, Hernán Larraín.

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