Parole: TC declares repentance demands unconstitutional against human rights violators. | National


The Constitutional Court (TC) finalized the request of Chile Vamos, which sought to challenge article 3 bus and article 12 of the draft conditional freedom agreed by Congress, which increased the demands of criminals against humanity for profit.

Mónica Sánchez, TC lawyer secretary, revealed that the request was unanimously denied in connection with article 3 bus, the first, second and third paragraphs, and article 12.

Meanwhile, the opposite occurs in the case of article 3 bus, the second paragraph, letter b), which is received by the court. Although this decision had a divided voice, the decision was resolved by voting to decide the court president, Ivan Aróstica.

Minister Juan José Romero, Cristián Letelier, José Ignacio Vásquez and Miguel Ángel Fernández gave the same vote.

In particular, it was declared unconstitutional extracts of text which raised demands for violators of human rights and stipulated as a requirement – for authors of crimes against humanity to get parole – having served two-thirds of their sentences, provided in real investigations and conversions through public declarations.

In its original form, the controversial article said: "b) To manifest his repentance through a public declaration which means a decisive condemnation of condemned actions and behavior and for the losses incurred to the victims and their families."

Faced with the rejection of the provision, the court ruled that the article referred to was with the following provisions: "b) To manifest through a statement which means strict criticism of the facts and crimes caused by victims and their families."

Thus, the plenary session of the Constitutional Court partly rejected the appeal filed by MPs from Chile Vamos. It accepts claims regarding the article shown, but it validates the remainder of the parole law sent by Congress.

Through a statement, TC explained that the basics of the decision would be announced in a decision that would be issued in the constitutional period, which ended on January 2, 2019.


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