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Amnesty International concerned about excessive use of force by Chilean police

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Amnesty International submitted this Wednesday its International Report 2015/16 , about the global situation related to human rights.

Worldwide, the analysis accused that many countries have infringed the international right, and weakened – intentionally- the institutions created to protect the human rights.

The report revealed that 122 countries exerted tortures and on 19 of them, the Government , or armed groups, have perpetrated crimes and other violations to the people rights.

Regarding to Chile, Amnesty International lamented “cases of police violence and human rights violations involving members of the security forces continued to be investigated by military courts despite concerns about the impartiality and independence of such tribunals, and commitments by the authorities to reform the military justice system “.

In relation to the use of force, Chile is among the countries that in the American Region, the police exerts an excessive use of force. The report explains that ordinary tribunals took charge of some cases of policial violence. Among them, the case of Nelson Quichillao, the miner who died because of the shooting of security forces, during a protest celebrated in July at El Salvador, at northern of Chile.

Another case of excessive use of force occured to the student Rodrigo Avilés. The 28-year-old man was seriously wounded in May, by a water cannon belonging to the police.

Other concern is the banning of abortion, considered as a violation of sexual and reproductive rights. The international Organism, quoted the Chilean situation and pointed out that Chile is among the seven countries in the region that still had a total ban of abortion. “In Chile, a bill to decriminalize abortion under certain circumstances was pending before Congressat the end of the year”.

Finally, Amnesty International rejected the project related to the preventive identity check, because could incite the discrimination at areas of less resources.

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