Human Rights in Focus

Remembering Salvador Allende
Photographer: Hugo Leal-Neri

Remembering Salvador Allende, by Hugo Leal-Neri

Location: Monument to Salvador Allende, Plaza de la Constitución, Santiago, Chile

This photograph was taken in the midst of an intense series of meetings between our clients - the wife and son of a music teacher and member of the Communist Party of Chile who was forcibly disappeared in 1976 by Pinochet's security forces - and government lawyers and officials in and around La Moneda, Chile's presidential palace. I am privileged, as a Mexican human rights lawyer and a third-year J.D. student at the University of Toronto law school, to have been able to assist the victim's family in their longstanding plea for truth and justice, both in Canada and Chile.


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