Police deny Chilean journalist medical attention

Chilean journalist was attacked by police while taking photos of a demonstration in support of residents of the region of Aysén in Santiago on Friday, Feb. 24, according to the Corporation of Promotion and Defense of the People's Rights (CODEPU in Spanish).

According to a complaint from Human Rights Defense Observers, the Special Forces police denied medical attention to the journalist, named Félix Madariaga, even though he was injured, reported the news site Pura Noticia.

After a friend took him to the hospital, the journalist was interrogated by police without a lawyer present, added Pura Noticia.

According to Radio Universidad de Chile, the police violence during the Aysén protests has increased recently. As such, human rights observers have called on Congress to analyze a possible Constitutional accusation against police, explained the Cooperativa radio.