Human Rights Commission denounces Chilean Carabineros for ‘disproportionate use of force’

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has denounced Chile’s Carabineros over the “disproportionate” repression of student protesters, which in some cases it described as “incompatible” with a functioning democracy.

Carabineros are accused of violently dispersing protests that have been sweeping across the country for nearly six months with tear gas, water-cannons and batons, as well as arbitrary detentions and even torture.

“The way in which these protests, that involve children and adolescents, have been suppressed is deplorable,” said Paulo Sergio Coelho, one of the four commissioners that oversaw the preliminary hearing.

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About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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