The Human Rights Institute of La Araucanía denounced that a woman suffered a miscarriage while she was shackled by Gendarmerie officials when she was being treated at various medical establishments in the southern region of the country.
Based on information from Radio BioBioThe incident affected a 19-year-old woman, who, according to the complaint from the National Institute of Human Rights (INDH), remained shackled hands and feet for more than five hours, which caused the loss of her pregnancy.
According to the information provided by the Regional Directorate of the INDH, the young woman presented problems related to her pregnancy, for which she was referred to the Cesfam of the Chol Chol commune, then to Nueva Imperial and later to the Temuco Regional Hospital, remaining shackled throughout. moment.
Given this situation, the Temuco Court of Appeals ordered the Gendarmerie to carry out a summary investigation to establish the responsibility of those who kept the woman in custody, who came from the Chol Chol Provisional Internment Center.
The INDH lawyer, Karen Torres, argued that “these transfers are carried out by the Chilean Gendarmerie, who, disobeying all national and international regulations, uses coercive measures consisting of hand and foot shackles.”
In this way, the court’s decision determined that the Gendarmerie must provide psychological support to the victim, as well as instruct a review of the protocols used in the transfer of inmates.