LETTER TO KEITH HALL RE QUESTIONS ABOUT SSCI COVERT ACTION HEARING.

Created: 5/8/1986

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Mr. Keith Hall Select Cosraittce on

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Attached are answers to several questions for the record that you submitted after tho6 SSCI covert action hearing. Answers to the regainingill follow shortly. Please call if you have any questions.

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Attachments: SSCI Questions for the Record

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SSCI COVERT ACTION QUESTIONS FOR THE RECORD6

CENTRAL AMERICA

What did the CIA know over the years about possible DNIth nvolveaent in human rights violations, and what was done to stop then?

. Before receiving the information about the activities of theLiberation Army (ELACH) ino did not have anythat linked Honduran officials to death squad activity. Uptime, there were only unsubstantiated allegations of As the Director informed you in his letter ofebruaryhave been investrights

abuses.in Honduras.directed to use all

existing assets andfor collection of information on allegations that the Government of Honduras was directly involved in human rights violations.

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What was done, if anything, to stop then (the human'rightsNSWER

the information on ELACH's activities two years after

the last executions took place; thus, no action could have been taken on our part to preventnce the Azcona Government has settled into office, we intend to inform senior government officials about the past activities of ELACH and the involvement of senior officials. Because this is an internal matter. President Azcona will determine what action, if any, is to be taken about earlier abuses.-

icently reported that the Honduran military isovernment amnesty that has led to the release of subversives convicted of kidnappings, bombings, and other terrorist acts. The military has discussed internally what measures can be taken to nrevent such individuals captured in the future from eventually being.freed.

tETTSaTterHonduran military leaders we do not condone such extralegal actions.

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. What is the likelihood tha] inforoation was Disused by the

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do not have any information that substantiates abuses ot support. Wo have provided the Committee with all the informati official involvement in huraan rights violations and will keep the Committee informed of any information that we receive in the future.

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