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UK’s Troubles amnesty plan goes further than Pinochet’s, study says

Criticism of move to end prosecutions says it is broader than almost 300 other amnesties around world

The UK government’s plan to end all Troubles-era prosecutions in Northern Ireland would create an amnesty wider than the one Augusto Pinochet introduced to shield human rights violators in Chile, according to a study.

Downing Street’s plan would offer a level of impunity more sweeping than almost 300 other post-conflict amnesties introduced around the world, said the report, published on Tuesday.

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