SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS RELATED TO THE US STAND ON HUMAN RIGHTS - PINOCHET ANN

Created: 12/22/1977

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foreign erformance. The Chilton* hew alto nods strong diplomatic representations to the US over it* ao-tponaorthip of th* resolution, ca<iu'Foreign Ministry to antes theiChile<jn withdrawal from the VII, but it now appear* that he wa* persuaded thateferendum to vindioete the government's human righto nocrd would ba aprudent asurae. Th* government haa the supportajority of the population, and it is likely to prevail in the referendum. The voting, the first to be held in Chile sinos the overthrow of the Allende government inS, will take place on January 4. The govermenc has, meanwhile, opened the Issue of missIns persons to denestic debate by announcing that it hasutstanding claics of disappearance. In feat, feverf the pereona Hated aa niaaing by the Had Crca* have actually been located. The government ha* now acknowledgedaeeteaol*ved, however, and human righte groups *uah a* the Vioarat* of Solidarity are oertain to continue their pre**ure for further information. In another development, tho recent banishment of six trade unlnn leaders has been reversed by President Pinochet's decision to allow them to return Soma by Christmas.

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