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The High Complexity Central North prosecutor, Ximena Chong, has summoned former Chilean president Sebastián Piñera to testify as a
defendant in the investigation of human rights violations
during the social outbreak of 2019, reports La Tercera.
Along with the former Ministers of the Interior, Andrés
, and the former Undersecretaries of the Interior, Rodrigo
and Juan Francisco
, Piñera was sued in November 2019 by then Senator Alejandro Navarro for
crimes against humanity
Piñera's appearance is set for the next few days.
"We are calm and convinced that in the actions of the former president
he always sought to reconcile the protection of public order and citizen security
with respect for the human rights of all. Consequently, no crime is configured," his lawyer Samuel Donoso told The Third PM.
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Donoso insisted that, "on the contrary, the facts show that his actions were due to the correct
fulfillment of his public functions
, seeking at all times the protection of human rights."
In addition, Piñera "has permanently collaborated with the investigation" and "has already given a statement in this case," while he is open to "continue collaborating in whatever is required," he added.
In his statement of July 19, 2021, Piñera assured that his government's priority was always to safeguard public order "as soon as possible to restore constitutional normality with full respect for the rule of law and human rights."
(Taken from RT)
(Taken from RT)