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Restriction of POTD to Featured Images is nonsense and against the scope of Commons, Valued Images should also be eligible

Discussion moved to Commons talk:Picture of the day. --Podzemnik (talk) 18:54, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

Editing the foto of a tortured in 1973

In the German Wikipedia of Torture, there is a chapter about Chile. There are quotations,no pictures. I would like to upload a picture of a person – before and after being tortured and assasinated. Generally there will be few fotos to show what is left after torture. So this foto could be unique and could be included in any language.

The question is, whether I am allowed to upload fotos of the death person. In December 1973 I was in Chile in an UNESCO function weeks before a military putsch against Salvadore Allende. After the putsch all foreigners were considered communists and UNHCR was responsible for them. So I accompanied the Chilean party including the wife of the tortured to fetch the body. In Chile dead persons are burried in zinc coffins. We choose on with a big window.

Therefore we could make fotos of the tortured. I possess the originals so I suppose they were made by me. I have copies of all declarations and denouncements. The death person was buried by the protestant church.

I would like to upload the foto – where ?– to be used on any page. The details of the tortured: He was vietnames, his father a North vietnamese general, grown up in Paris where he studied chemistry, with a doctorate in Canada. He later met Chilean president Allende in his home in Canada and once Kissinger. For working illegaly in Canada he was to be deported to South Vietnam and choose to find asylum in Chile. He worked in a fishing project in Chile.

I am told he had a black belt, so he could have tried to defend himself on arrestation. Visiting the Chilenian military police SIM, it seemed that everybody knew the case. --Cuauti (talk) 19:54, 20 March 2020 (UTC)

  • Here are my thoughts: If you have taken the photo, then I believe that this would be a great photo to have uploaded. Now, you say two things: 1) You were taking photographs, 2) You have the original of this photograph. For me this is sufficient evidence that you are the one who took this photo. However, please keep in mind that anybody can still nominate the photo for deletion after it is uploaded, it would not be a personal attack on you, but rather a way that this community calls discussions of legality of keeping the photograph. If you want to make sure that there is less of a chance of that happening, you may want to follow the COM:OTRS procedure after uploading and placing {{OTRS pending}} template in the file description to show that you did so. ℺ Gone Postal ( ) 10:37, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
    • One more thing, if this photograph has already been published elsewhere, then it is very important to follow COM:OTRS, as it is almost certain that somebody will nominate it otherwise. ℺ Gone Postal ( ) 10:38, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

@Cuauti: We do not have restrictions based on the subject, as long as there are no laws prohibiting it, like with child pornography. And we do have Category:Dead people with photographs of corpses. However the photographs still have to meet our copyright restrictions, so it has to be a photo you took or a photograph for which you can determine that it is in public domain. --Jarekt (talk) 19:49, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

Image of Rodolfo Guevara Dato not shown in page

Comment by Stephentalla moved to COM:VP (Special:Diff/421138580). Storkk (talk) 12:42, 23 May 2020 (UTC)