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Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances: Chile

In international human rights law, an enforced disappearance occurs when a person is secretly abducted by a state, political organization, or by a third party.

Population¹: 17,650,114

Amnesty International reports that more than 830 enforced disappearances occurred in Chile between the years 1973 - 1977.² 


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The Chilean National Commission for Truth and Reconciliation released a report in 1991 detailing human rights abuses resulting in deaths and disappearances during the years of military rule. According to the report, 2,296 people were murdered during the 17-year period. 

Find this PDF online here.