Friday, 21 September 2012 17:33
Carabineros hoped to expose their side of the story in light of negative article published abroad.
Chilean police sent a letter
to The New York Times that was recently made public, responding to an article it published in late August accusing Chilean police of mistreating human rights observers and students activists.
The letter aimed to rectify an account that the carabineros, the uniformed police, considered to be one-sided.
"We believe that a newspaper of the caliber of The New York Times, in honor of objectivity of information given to its readers, should recognize that this is a delicate issue,” the letter stated. “In order to qualify the seriousness of the accusations presented in the article, it seems necessary to include the positions of different view points alluded to within the account.”
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