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Varela opens human rights commission meeting

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President Juan Carlos Varela Tuesday inaugurated the session of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) being held in Panama through Dec. 7 at the Radisson Decápolis hotel.

During the opening ceremony, Varela said that "Panama is a country respectful of human rights. In 27 years of democracy we have begun a path towards full compliance with our obligations in this matter."

The president said that the country has made "positive changes" in the field of freedom of expression, with regard to relations with trade unions and indigenous peoples. And he added that the Panamanian state has interest in developing and strengthening the respect for human rights, both within the country and in the region.

Protesta de Cambio Democrático en las inmediaciones del hotel. Expandir Imagen
Protesta de Cambio Democrático en las inmediaciones del hotel. LA PRENSA/Isaac Ortega

Prior to the opening of the session, the CD party held a protest outside the event, saying the government is persecuting members of the previous government. The protesters included Marta Martinelli, the former first lady. Her husband, Ricardo Martinelli, fled the country almost two years ago to avoid criminal prosecution on corruption charges. 

The commission is an independent entity of the Organization of American States.

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