The body representing judges in Chile has made an unprecedented apology for the actions of its members under military rule in the 1970s and 1980s.
In a statement, it said that the judiciary at the time had abandoned its role as protector of basic rights.
"The time has come to ask for the forgiveness of victims... and of Chilean society," said the judges.
A rare but the right thing to do. Apologies may be late by decades.and definitely not when the dictators are in power.