LATIN AMERICA BRIEF - CHILE: RENEWAL OF STATE OF SIEGE

Created: 2/9/1985

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//regime spokesmen claim the renewal. which was announced last week. is necessary to comsat terrorism. prevent organized protests. and to sober the political opposition

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MOOERATE MIL ITART OFFICERS REPORTEDLY SUPPORT TQUGM MEASURES AGAINST TEUROS ISTS. THET ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE STRAIN THE STATE OF SIEGE PLACES ON THE ARMED FORCES. THET ALSO FEAR THA'T 4NTART SEI.UMENT WILL

//MEANWHILE. SECURITY FORCES HAVE RESUMED SWEEPS OF POOR NEIGHBORHOODS AND HAVE RAIDEO THE NATIONAL JOURNALIST UNION TO HALT PUBLICATIONEWSLETTER INTENDED TO BYPASS CENSORSHIP.//

INOCHET EVIOENTLY BELIEVES THATTHE STAT( OF SIEGE WILL ENABLE THE GOVERNMENT TO MAINTAIN SECURITY. KEEP POLITICAL OPPONENTS OFF BALANCE. AND RETURN THE TRANSITION HE SLOWER CONSTITUTIONAL TIMETABLE. THE NEW ACTIONS AGAINST SLlMDWELLERS AND THE JOURNAL 1ST UNION. ALONG WITH THE RECENT ARRESTS Of LEFTIST POLITICAL FIGURES AND HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS, EMPHASIZE THE BEGIME'S DETERMINATION TO LIMIT PROTESTS PLANNED FOR NEXT MONTH.//

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