Group told the International Criminal Court the countries had committed genocide and torture against Indigenous populations

Representatives of South America’s indigenous Mapuche people have petitioned the International Criminal Court (ICC) to take action against the governments of Chile and Argentina for acts of genocide and crimes against humanity.

Lonko Juana Calfunao, who led the delegation to the Hague on Thursday said that since their formations, both countries had committed crimes including genocide and torture against their Indigenous populations.

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