CHURCH REACTION TO REPORTS OF DEATH/DISAPPEARANCE OF CHILEAN EXTREMISTS

Created: 7/30/1975

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CONFIDfc/TIAL

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1, DURING TfE LAST MEEK Of 0 THAT

INSTRUCTIONS FROH FORE PAUL Tfl TAKE EVERY APPROPRIATETO INVESTIGATERECENT ARGENTINE ANO BMllLUH PRESS ARTICLES ON ThE CEAThS OR DISAPPEARANCEARGEf ChIlEaN EXTREMISTS.1 OuTSILt OF ChUE.THaT THE PRESS

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ARTICLES HAVE SPURRED INTERNATIONAL INTEREST

ONCS ACAIN IN THE OUEST ION OP OEAThSY ATT Rj BUTA 8LE

TO THE JUNTA GOVERNMENT,

AT that E acaInS rOluTIONaRTBa

ruce could NOT be

arranged with, then h'r woulo BE ekterh|nat ed

fiSO said that, in addition, the inf orha T1 on hE HtS ab^ut the lists or dead indicates that hant were bgrortedlv

arrested innennvolved in an all"out offensive againstollowing the CEiT- of hiB SECRtTart,

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HlTHTO THE ULTIMATE SOURCE CFPRESS

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T*E iNFOR-fiTlOw WAS GIVEN TO ThE ?RES5ITHERR UMTbDN AL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION (UNHRC) WHICH

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eEFUSEO ENTRY INTO ChIlE. OR EVENRTHE PEACE COMMITTEE ITSELF, IN AN EFFORT TO BRINGBEAR ON THE JUNTA GOVERNMENT TO DISCLOSE THE DESTINYHISSING PERSONS, AS BASIS POR ThEIRN,THE FACT THAT PRIOR TO

CANCELLATION OF THE UNMRC VISIT. FAMILY MEMBERS OF ALL ThE MISSING PERSONS MAD INDICATED TO THE PEACE COMMITTEE THEIR DESIRE:TO TESTIFY BEFORE THE UNhRC.

SML^BimmBWkVdwmmmW DISCOUNT The POSSIBILITY THAT THE GOVERNMENT PLANTED THEON THE BASIS THAT IT MOULD BE FOILISH TO PLANT INFORMATION WHICH HAS INHERENTLY OETRINEhTaL TO THE GOVERNMENT. SB-BOP COMMENTI SANTIAGO EMBASSY TELEGRAMREPORTED THAT MEMBERS OF THE PEACE COMMITTEE SPECULATED THAT HITH ThE IMPENDING, THE SECURITY FORCES MAY HAVE FELT PRESSURED TO ACCOUNT SOMEHOW FORISSING PERSONS MHOELIEVED TO BE IN GOVERNMENT HANDS, h REGARD TO THIS LATTER THEORY. IT IS WORTH NOTING THAT THE UNHRC VISIT HAS CANCELLEDULY AND THE FIRST PRESS ARTICLE ,

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