INTER - AMERICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS COMISION INTERAMERICANA DE DERECHOS HUMANOS COMISSÃO INTERAMERICANA DE DIREITOS HUMANOS COMMISSION INTERAMÉRICAINE DES DROITS DE L'HOMME ORGANIZACIÓN DE LOS ESTADOS AMERICANOS WASHINGTON, D.C. 2 0 0 0 6 EEUU August 7, 2011 Ref.: Case No. 12,576 Segundo Aniceto Norín Catrimán, Juan Patricio Marileo Saravia, Víctor Ancalaf Llaupe, et al (Lonkos, leaders and activists of the Mapuche indigenous community) Chile Mr. Secretary: I have the pleasure of addressing you on behalf of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and submits to the jurisdiction of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights Case No. No. 12,576, Segundo Aniceto Norín Catrimán, Juan Patricio Marileo Saravia, Víctor Ancalaf Llaupe, et al (Lonkos, leaders, and activists of the Mapuche indigenous community) v. the Republic of Chile (hereinafter “the State,” “the Chilean State,” or “Chile”). This case involves violations of the rights enshrined in Articles 8.1, 8.2, 8.2.(f), 8.2.(h), 9, 13, 23, and 24 of the American Convention on Human Rights, with regard to the obligations established in Articles 1.1 and 2 of said instrument, against Segundo Aniceto Norín Catrimán, Pascual Huentequeo Pichún Paillalao, Florencio Jaime Marileo Saravia, José Huenchunao Mariñán, Juan Patricio Marileo Saravia, Juan Ciriaco Millacheo Lican, Patricia Roxana Troncoso Robles, and Víctor Manuel Ancalaf Llaupe, who were tried and convicted for alleged acts of terrorism in proceedings which employed rules of criminal procedure that are inconsistent with the principle of legality, and also involved a series of irregularities that impacted due process, including unjust consideration of and discrimination against the defendants’ ethnic origin. All of this took place against a well-known backdrop of selective implementation of anti-terrorist legislation to the detriment of members of the Mapuche indigenous community in Chile. Mr. Pablo Saavedra Alessandri Secretary, Inter-American Court of Human Rights Apartado 6906-1000 San José, Costa Rica Appendices Specifically, the victims were tried and convicted based on a legislation which has a number of ambiguities that allowed the characterization of the behavior alleged as terrorist

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