• Short Summary

    An ad hoc working group is to be sent to Chile by the United Nations Human Rights Commission to investigate the continuing allegations of detention and torture against the military junta which seized power in September, 1973.

  • Description

    An ad hoc working group is to be sent to Chile by the United Nations Human Rights Commission to investigate the continuing allegations of detention and torture against the military junta which seized power in September, 1973.

    The Chairman of the group, Mr. Gulam Ali Allan, told a news conference on Friday (27 June) that the Chile Government promised to co-operate when the group begins its investigations in July.

    He said "objectivity and strict impartiality" would be the group's guiding principles.

    According to information collected by the Roman Catholic Church in Chile, the number of people still being arrested without warrant, subjected to brutal interrogations and in some cases dying as a result, has increased.

    The information has been collected by the Committee of Co-operation for Peace in Chile, which is sponsored by the Catholic Church, Protestant sects and the Jewish community.

    According to the committee, the number of people arrested for political reasons increased by 46 percent in April compared with March, and 1,500 people were detained in Santiago against 1,000 in March.

    None of the arrested people have appear in court so far, and no word of their whereabouts has been received by their relatives or the committee.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8PLN6F74ZC6D122DSE1IKA1J8
    Media URN:
    VLVA8PLN6F74ZC6D122DSE1IKA1J8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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