Chile approves extra payments for Pinochet victims

A person stands in front of a wall with the names of people killed during the military dictatorship (1973-1990), in Santiago on September 7, 2014Chile’s congress on Tuesday approved one-time reparation payments for political prisoners and torture victims of the 1973-1990 Augusto Pinochet dictatorship. Regime victims already receive reparation payments of different types. The measure “reflects the state’s duty to offer reparations to victims of human rights violations during the dictatorship,” read a statement from the Ministry of Government.

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