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CHILE: Chilean judges issue an unprecedented apology for failing to protect basic citizen rights during the brutal dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet

Chile's judges have made a long-awaited apology to the relatives of loves ones who went missing or were executed during General Augusto Pinochet's iron-fist dictatorship over the South American country, admitting failure in upholding basic human rights and protecting victims of government abuse. Just days before the 40th anniversary of the coup d'etat in Chile that ushered in Pinochet's 17-year dictatorship, Judge Daniel Urrutia issued a belated apology on behalf of the National Association of M...

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SANTIAGO, CHILE (SEPTEMBER 05, 2013) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF CHILEAN COURT OF JUSTICE PALACE...

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SANTIAGO, CHILE (SEPTEMBER 05, 2013) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PRESIDENT FOR THE FAMILIES OF EXECUTED POLITICIANS GROUP, ALICIA LIRA, WITH PHOTOS OF POLITICIANS EXECUTED AFTER PINOCHET'S COUP VARIOUS OF PRESIDENT FOR THE FAMILIES OF EXECUTED POLITICIANS GROUP, ALICIA LIRA, SAYING: "Here these apologies are not worth anything without being accompanied by gestures that contribute to the investigation, the truth and justice." VARIOUS OF SUPREME COURT...

SANTIAGO, CHILE (SEPTEMBER 05, 2013) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PRESIDENT FOR THE FAMILIES OF EXECUTED POLITICIANS GROUP, ALICIA LIRA, WITH PHOTOS OF POLITICIANS EXECUTED AFTER PINOCHET'S COUP VARIOUS OF PRESIDENT FOR THE FAMILIES OF EXECUTED POLITICIANS GROUP, ALICIA LIRA, SAYING: "Here these apologies are not worth anything without being accompanied by gestures that contribute to the investigation, the truth and justice." VARIOUS OF SUPREME COURT

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SANTIAGO, CHILE (SEPTEMBER 05, 2013) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) COUSIN OF STUDENT WHO WENT MISSING IN 1975, MARTA CONCHA, SAYING: "We want to know what happened to our loved ones. What did they do with them and where are they so we can close a circle, give them graves and feel that they are indeed resting in peace." VARIOUS OF CONCHA WITH DEGREE FOR HER MISSING COUSIN WOMAN CRYING GENERAL VIEW OF MASS MASS FOR MISSING STUDENTS OF PINOCHET COUP RELATIVES OF MISSING STUDENTS OF PINOCHET COUP...

SANTIAGO, CHILE (SEPTEMBER 05, 2013) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) COUSIN OF STUDENT WHO WENT MISSING IN 1975, MARTA CONCHA, SAYING: "We want to know what happened to our loved ones. What did they do with them and where are they so we can close a circle, give them graves and feel that they are indeed resting in peace." VARIOUS OF CONCHA WITH DEGREE FOR HER MISSING COUSIN WOMAN CRYING GENERAL VIEW OF MASS MASS FOR MISSING STUDENTS OF PINOCHET COUP RELATIVES OF MISSING STUDENTS OF PINOCHET COUP