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A UN team is dealing with complaints about displaced and harassed Mapuches in Chile

August 15, 2020

A team from the Regional Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights traveled to the Chilean region of Araucanía in the south of the country this week to meet with numerous victims and witnesses of the evictions of members of the United Nations The indigenous people of the Mapuche are in the past Weeks occurred.

In addition to the evictions, the United Nations has received evidence of clashes between Mapuche members and the police, various types of fires and occupations of public spaces.

“The Mapuche have also expressed hatred, racial discrimination and violence by civilians,” said the United Nations.

A UN team is dealing with complaints about displaced and harassed Mapuches in ChileA UN team is dealing with complaints about displaced and harassed Mapuches in Chile

The three-day visit to the cities of Temuco, Angol, Nueva Imperial and Victoria aimed to “gather background information on the situation in the region and continue to monitor the hunger strikes during which several indigenous members of the Mapuche community were deprived of their liberty”. .

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