Journalist who covers Mapuche conflict arrested
Vergara has previously been threatened and harassed by the Chilean authorities because of his coverage of the Mapuche conflict. He is due to appear at a preliminary hearing on 13 September. The prosecution is seeking a sentence of 200 days in prison and payment of 50 monthly tributary units (approx. 2,700 euros). His lawyer, Rodrigo Román, fears the preventive detention of his client.