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Diego Ovalle Valenzuela

HRD, Spokesperson

Diego Ovalle Valenzuela is the spokesperson for the Socio-environmental Movement Antuko Resiste, where he has denounced the indiscriminate advance of the forest industries into the native forest, as well as the negative impacts of the cattle and dairy industry on the Rucúe river. He is also part of the Red por los Ríos Libres.


Chile has made significant progress in relation to respect for and protection of human rights since the end of the Pinochet dictatorship and it is one of the South-American countries which has had success in bringging those responsible for the attrocities perpetrated during the dictatorship to justice. Despite of all the developments, HRDs still face police abuses, with demonstrations and street protests being violently repressed several times.