Meetings with victims and new chief of staff: The gestures of the President-elect with the world of human rights

This Tuesday, the President-elect, Gabriel Boric, continued with his agenda before settling in the Government. During the day, the still deputy held some meetings with victims of violence and with relatives of victims of human rights violations.

Within this context, the directive of the Group of Relatives of Executed Politicians, headed by Alicia Lira, reached the so-called “Small Currency”.

The organization delivered a letter to Gabriel Boric asking him to comply with his government program on the matter, which includes, among other things, the implementation of a national plan to search for detained persons who disappeared during the dictatorship; the establishment of a permanent qualifying commission that recognizes the victims during the reign of Augusto Pinochet and those who have suffered violations of their human rights in democracy, as well as implementing public policies with a focus on human rights.

In conversation with our media, the president of the Group of Relatives of Executed Politicians, Alicia Lira, expressed her satisfaction with the meeting, stating that they asked the future president to guarantee the non-repetition of human rights violations.

“As the Association of Relatives of victims of State terrorism, we raise our concerns and our demands, which have to do with memory, justice, truth and reparation for the victims. It was also relevant to deliver the opinion and commitment of the groups, at the national level, of relatives of disappeared detainees and politically executed persons, where we want to work together with the Approve Dignity program and with our demands, which have to do with the guarantee. of non-repetition ”.

In this sense, the leader recalled that in the country there are still hundreds of families who have not been able to bury their relatives and, therefore, there is a pending debt with them.

“Remember that there are still 900 families who hope to be able to bury their children, their relatives who are still missing because neither the Armed Forces have provided the information, nor have the governments implemented the program to, together with the relatives , find his remains ”.

In addition, Lira maintained that Gabriel Boric was asked to restructure the Forces of Order and Security, as well as to end the security doctrine.

“As for the Armed Forces and Carabineros, we propose that we need restructuring and the most relevant thing should be to end the security doctrine applied by governments since the dictatorship to date, because Sebastián Piñera herself declared war on us and there has been a systematic violation of human rights ”.

“It was a very concrete interview, information exchange and it was, above all, hopeful,” concluded Alicia Lira.

During the day, the President-elect also met with victims of crime, who delivered a letter for the future Government to prioritize security issues.

In the letter they ask him to “stand on our side, and support the popular initiative for a regulation that we have presented before the Constitutional Convention: Victims First.”

Meanwhile, during the afternoon the name of one of the key positions in the Government was known. This is the chief of staff, a position that Matías Meza-Lopehandía, an expert lawyer in human rights and indigenous peoples, will occupy.

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