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PINOCHET THE CHILD VICTIMS OF HIS RULE As the House of Lords considers legal arguments that Augusto Pinochet is immune from prosecution Amnesty International UK today released details of some of the 80 children under 16-years-old killed or disappeared by Chilean security forces during his rule In the new report Chile The Child Victims Amnesty International gives details of how children as young as two were amongst the thousands of victims of Pinochets rule The evidence is compiled from official Chilean investigations the results of which have been recognised by the Chilean Government Some children were killed or disappeared after being deliberately targeted while others died following the indiscriminate or excessive use of force by security personnel Many of these cases are listed in the hundreds of pages of the indictment issued by the Spanish judicial authorities in seeking Pinochets extradition to faces charges in that country for example the case of six-year-old Claudia Valenzuela In the early hours of 14 September 1973 police raided Claudia Valenzuelas home in Talca She and both her parents Hector and Hilda were killed and her younger sister and brother Paula 4 and Gonzalo 2 were wounded Police first claimed that Claudia and her parents had been involved in a family suicide and later that they had been killed in a gunfight with police The official Chilean investigation concluded that the six-year-old Claudia and her parents had been extrajudicially executed Amnesty International UK Director David Bull said Amnesty International UK this month launched a campaign on childrens rights focusing particularly on the importance of upholding these rights during conflict Amid discussion of legal technicalities and claims about the economic and political situation in Chile at the time Amnesty International wants to refocus attention on the innocent victims of Pinochets security forces Children need special protection from human rights violations but in Pinochets Chile they were the victims
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