Chile: Demonstrations

(asked on 22nd January 2020) - View Source

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the Chilean Government’s response to protests in that country.

Answered by
Christopher Pincher Portrait
Christopher Pincher
Minister of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)
This question was answered on 27th January 2020

The British Government noted with concern the recent violence in Chile and welcomed its decline. We also welcome the Chilean Government's public assurances, throughout the protests, that allegations of human rights abuses will be investigated fully, and that, if appropriate, perpetrators will be prosecuted. Our Embassy in Santiago is in contact with the Chilean authorities, and we will continue to monitor the situation closely.

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