Human rights abuse accusations proliferate in Chile unrest

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Published November 16, 2019, 9:10 AM

By Reuters

SANTIAGO– Father-of-three Alex Nunez was returning from work in October during a military curfew imposed to curb violent protests in Chile’s capital Santiago when, his family say, he was chased by three police officers who beat him badly.

Jean Espinoza, 22, poses for a photograph inside Christopher Astudillo’s (not pictured) hotel room in Santiago, Chile, November 11, 2019. (REUTERS/Jorge Silva/MANILA BULLETIN)

Nunez, a 39-year-old repairman, made it home that night but was rushed to hospital, where he died from his injuries shortly afterwards.

“Only 5% of his brain was working. They couldn’t operate,” his widow Natalia Perez told Reuters at her home in the low-income Santiago area of Maipu.

“He had a brain injury, cerebral edema and

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