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India regrets Kashmir issue being raised at UN Human Rights Council

In her first address to the HRC, Bachelet had said the recent human rights report on Kashmir had not been followed up.

published on : 12th September 2018

New UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet rakes up Kashmir issue

The report, launched by her predecessor Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, had been critical of the human rights situation in Kashmir, particularly the use of pellet guns as a measure of crowd control.

published on : 11th September 2018

New UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet: From torture victim to rights bulwark

Arrested in 1975 under Pinochet's military regime, Michelle Bachelet was held for several weeks at the infamous Villa Grimaldi interrogation and torture centre in Santiago.

published on : 10th September 2018

New UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has survived torture herself

She was a young member of the Socialist Party, and her time in a secret prison was an ordeal that she prefers not to talk about, saying only in her autobiography that she suffered "physical hardships.

published on : 4th September 2018

Sebastian Pinera, a conservative billionaire, is sworn in as president of Chile

Conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera was sworn in Sunday to his second term as president of Chile, replacing socialist Michelle Bachelet in the office for the second time in eight years.

published on : 12th March 2018

Former president Sebastian Pinera poised for presidential comeback in Chile

It is unclear if Pinera would gain enough support to avoid a runoff against Alejandro Guillier.

published on : 19th November 2017