WorldCourts TM Institution: File Number(s): Session: Title/Style of Cause: Doc. Type: Dated: Citation: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Report No. 01a/88; Case No. 9755 Seventh-Fourth Session (5 – 16 September 1988) Rodrigo Rojas DeNegri and Carmen Gloria Quintana Arancibia v. Chile Resolution 12 September 1988 Rojas DeNegri v. Chile, Case 9755, Inter-Am. C.H.R., Report No. 01a/88, OEA/Ser.L/V/II.74, doc. 10 rev. 1 (1987-1988) Terms of Use: Your use of this document constitutes your consent to the Terms and Conditions found at HAVING SEEN: 1. The various communications received by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights reporting that on the morning of July 2, 1986, during a protest demonstration called by groups in opposition to the Government of Chile, the youths, Rodrigo Rojas DeNegri and Carmen Gloria Quintana Arancibia, were arrested in a neighborhood of Santiago by an army patrol, searched, beaten, held within proximity of inflammable material, sprinkled with fuel, set on fire, and taken to a place on the outskirts of the city where they were unable to receive medical care, and there they were abandoned. 2. The subsequent death of Rodrigo Rojas DeNegri on July 6, 1986, as a result of burns received. 3. The intervention of the 19th Criminal Court of Santiago, which received, on July 3, 1986, at 12:15 a.m. and 12:45 a.m. testimony from the victims (Appendix 1), who stated that a group of military personnel had willfully set fire to them. This statement was later corroborated by Carmen Gloria Quintana in Montreal, Canada, on March 12, 1987 (Appendix 2). 4. The transfer of judicial records to the 15th Criminal Court of Santiago, which orders Department OS-5 of the Carabineros Police to conduct an investigation, and the report prepared (Appendix 2A). 5. The request by the Minister of the Interior calling for the appointment of an Ad Hoc Judge of the Santiago Court of Appeals to investigate the complaint, and the ensuing appointment of Judge Alberto Echavarria Lorca, who took charge of the proceedings on July 7, 1986. 6. The information conveyed to the Supreme Court Judge of the 19th Criminal Court by Brigadier General Carlos Ojeda Vargas, Commanding General of the Santiago Army Garrison, on July 9, 1986, to the effect that there were no military forces in the sectors area and the events occurred (Appendix 3), contrary to statements made by the very same military officer in an internal summary administrative investigation of the Army that Regiment No. 10, Libertadores, (Appendix 4) was operating in the area. 7. The official statement by the Commanding Officer of the Santiago Army Garrison on July 18, 1986, which states the following: Downloaded from Use is subject to terms and conditions. See

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