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Shadow Attorney General Mark Dreyfus QC speaks out against torture

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES – AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT WEDNESDAY 4 JUNE 2014

(TAKEN FROM Latest Hansard Documents, week of 2 Jun 2014, House Hansard)

ADJOURNMENTS PETITIONS
Rivas, Ms Adriana

Mr DREYFUS (Isaacs—Deputy Manager of Opposition Business) (19:40): I rise to present to the House a petition from more than 600 members of the Chilean community in Australia and their supporters. It has been considered by the Standing Committee on Petitions and found to be in order. Continue reading

Chile: The human rights abuses and the case of Adriana Rivas

Human rights abuses in Chile began shortly after Pinochet and the other military leaders of the coup took power. Between September 12th and 13th, just days after the take-over, the National Stadium in Santiago was turned into a large detention center. The Red Cross estimated that on September 22, 1973 there were about 7,000 prisoners being held there, many of them complained to the Red Cross of torture and produced evidence. Continue reading