There are political prisoners in times of «democracy»!

(Spanish version here)

Political imprisonment is nothing new in Chile; nevertheless because of the immense number of prisoners in the wake of the social revolt, the debate about this topic has increased. On the one hand there are different opinions about the number of people arrested and judicially processed during the revolt. The government acknowledges that it has brought 531 charges against 1774 defendants for different crimes, of which 219 cases against 1073 defendants have been in the context of the Law on the Security of the State.