CIA HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM RELEASEAS SANITIZED
It la urgently desired to revive tba eaaa of tba Salaam prisoners in Guatemala and to Croats publio oentlaont in their faror and againat tho Guatemalan government.
latest Information indicates thatrloonsra fron tha Salens uprisingill held in Jail. They arm being hold under filthy, crowded conditions. They aro virtually on starvation rations, their clothes aro in rags, aodieal attention to than lo negligible. What is aura, the typical Communist methods
of psychological torture are being applied againat these prisoners, for example, several weeks' ago all tho prlaonoro wore lad outrison courtyard and told that they ware going to be executed. They ware all blindfolded and atocd up against tha well, ftifloo wore fired with blank oartridges and the prisoners, after tola brutal barasaaant, were led back to their cells.
_ . One of thaoung etudent, Hario SAHDOPAL Alsroen, is faced with blindness unless ho reooiveo prompt medical attention. fflJ eyes were bandaged ao brutally tight during the blindfolding referred to above that hta eight ia gravely endangered.
4. aro urged to check their files for previous exploitation
of tha case of tha Salaaa prlaooero and to up-date now published material with the above facta. KECOtt exploitation ahould be slanted in two direct!one i
of tho brutal police methods and the irregularityin Guatemala*
the Selama prieonero ao heroes of and mertyra toof freedom.
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