CHILE: HUMAN RIGHTS OVERTURES

Created: 12/2/1977

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CHILE) Hunan Bights Overtures

reeident Pinochet and een^or Chilean militaryoming mora frustrated uith the OS human rights policy. They believe they have made considerable progressthe paet year in reducing violatione and that Chile ie being oritioited unfairly,//

he Chileans are particularly upset over Cuba'sthe drafting of the US-sponsored human rights resolution pending in the UN General Assembly. They believe that human rights violations continue to be more serious in Cuba than in Chile.//

he Chileans probably will be less receptive than trTe^JrwexT earlier this year to US overtures on human rights, at least for the short term. An increasing number of Chilean officials appears to bo rapidly losing patience with the censure. thar. tho US and agencies wiTTcontuiue to find fault withUN

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Human Rights Commission recentlyeport on Chileanthat itaste of time to worry about US and world opinion.//

//Chile took two actiona last week thatdditional protests from human rights advocates

Pinochet announcedpeech to organized labor that seven union leaders would be sent into internal exile for participating in political meetings, which have been banned

Authorities denied reentry to three Chilean women who had returnedrip abroad to seek assistance in locating relatives believed to be in the hands of government security agents.//

(C) US Ambassador Landau believea there is somea resurgence of the siege mentality that characterizedGovernment5hould theconvinced that US and world opinion will be againstof the measures it takes, slower progress inand perhaps even some recidivism, can be expected.for example, continue tho state of siege thathad agreed to end onecember.

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