Progress on Hujnan Rights
' Our judgment that tho Chilean government hatubatantlal breakthrough on the human rights front by its release of political prisoners la being reaffirmed by the evidence collected by some of the junta's most persistent critics.
a sharp decline by the government, of those being trie out on ball,role, government if.
there has morsoat kually
or under house arrest. The leaking steps to commute
the sentences of many persons already eonvlctedibeen granted permission to go
into exTTeTmTfTbout tOO of these have already left the country. .
'Despite allegations by local communists and Radio Moscow that many persons recently freed have been rearrested and that unidentified bodies have appeared
[there haveew instances oTTTTBrjll
disappearances. Although there are still
pending esses of unsolved disappearances, security
forces do not appear to be engaged in the kinda of human
right! violations that earliar aroused international condemnation.
Adding to aignaore liberallthat local military zone commanders are rr-
cTucTnT sentences under the diacretlonary powers
authorised by the atate of slega. One regional com-
personsif diminished frrn
ithin the poet year.