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Chilean torture survivor to share experience with campus

4.16.2012

The Illinois College chapter of Amnesty International welcomes Mario Venegas to campus to share his journey of activism in Chile and his current involvement with Amnesty and human rights advocates.

Venegas will talk about “Human Rights & Torture: Political Dissent in Latin America” on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in Crispin Hall, Room 220.

Venegas will give his testimony about human rights violations that took place and continue to take place in Latin America. As a political prisoner during the Augusto Pinochet's regime in Chile, Venegas was tortured in several concentration camps across Chile. After he was expelled, Venegas became a human rights activist and joins groups like Amnesty International to bring attention to human rights violations.

This presentation is free and open to the public.
 

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