Hundreds of people were arrested during the demonstrations and have been kept thus far under preventive detention. However, top government officials such as the Interior Minister Rodrigo Delgado, considers that "those who are deprived of liberty are people who committed crimes, in a context of social upheaval, but crimes."
APROBADO✅| Por 3 votos a favor y 2 en contra la Comisión de Constitución aprobó en general proyecto que concede indulto general por razones humanitarias a detenidos durante el Estallido Social.
"By 3 votes in favor and 2 against, the Constitution Commission generally approved a bill that grants a general pardon for humanitarian reasons to detainees during the Social Outbreak. The initiative will be voted on in the Chamber in future sessions."
The Constitutional Convention pushed forward with the issue since it was established, as it is a popular demand, but the Interior Minister does not rules out taking the bill to the constitutional court to prevent it from becoming law if it advances in the Senate.
According to the lawyer Fernando Monsalves, the long preventive detention "is nothing other than the persecution and anticipated fulfillment of a sentence." Also, Monsalves highlights that there has been a lack of objectivity when the Public Ministry, guarantee judges, and appeal courts ruled preventive detentions.
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