MIL DISPLEASURE OVER ILLEGAL DETENTIONS

Created: 6/6/1977

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1. majority OF army generals have expressed displeasure AND opposition to ThE recent SPATE OP illegal detentions conducted during april-early hay by the directorate OP national intelligence (dina). they believe thay the subversive situation is *LLcontrol. THaT the state OP siege should BE LlPTfcD. that dina's arrest powers should BE terminated. ano that ThE uniformed and civil police should have the sole authoritt foro AflRRESTS, even OF subversives. in accordance HJTm legal NORMS. the generals

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ARE AWARE THAT THEIR VIEWS ARE NOT SHARED BY GENERAL CARLOSi ARNY CHIEF OF STAFF* ANO GENERAL HERMAN BRADY* MINISTER 0* DEFENSE. IN THE CASE OF THE LATTER. HOWEVER. THEY SEUEVfc HIS CURRENT HARDLINE POSITION IS NOT BASfcD ON CONVICTION BUT RATHERESIRE TO CURRY FAVOR WITH PRESIOENT AUGUSTO PINOCHET BY APPEARING TO SUPPORT FULLY THE LATTER'S POLICIES.

THE MAJORITY OF THE GENERALS HAVE INFORMALLY HADE THEIR VIEWS KNOWN TO PINOCHET REOAflDING THE ARBITRARY TACTICS OF DINA AND THE STATE OF SIEGE. THE PRESIDENT. HOWEVER. HAS INSISTED THAT THERE HAVE BEEN PLOTS OF WHtCH HOST OFENERALS ARS UNAWARE. ANO THAT THE INTERNAL SECURITY THREAT IS STILL SERIOUS ENOUGH TO NECESSITATE CONTINUATION BOTH OF THE STATE OP SIEGE AND DINA'5 ACT!VIT(ES. THE GENERALS BELIEVE. NONETHELESS. THAT THERETRONG CHANCE THAT SOME EASING OP SECURITY RESTRICTIONS ANO PRACTICES WILL BE NNOUNCED ONEPTEMBER, THE OCCASION OF THE FOURTH NNIVERSARY OF THE GOVERNMENT.

DESPITE THEIR EXPRESSED DISPLEASURE WITH DINA'SONE OF THE GENERALS HAVE YET ARGUED FORCEFULLY

NQCHfii Oh Tne RATTER. RaThER, ThEIR attitude

CONTINUES TO IE COUNTEHO.LirlCEO I* TmE SEnTIHEnT THAT THE

UNHID ITATIS has ItCN UNfAll IN POCUSINS Oh CHRI as TmE

PRINCIPAL VIOLATOR Of HUMAN RIGHTS. ESULT, THEIR

ATTITUDE CONTINUES to IE TEMPEREO ST TMEI* UNMILLINSnESS TO

APRIAR CONSTANTLY TO IE ClVtNO IN. PRESSURES OH

HaTTII.

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