WESTERN HEMISPHERE BRIEF - SECURITY TIGHTENED ON ANNIVERSARY OF OVERTHROW

Created: 9/3/1974

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CONCERN THAT THE LEFT HAY TRY TO USE HARK THE ANNIVERSARY ON SEPTEMBER SI OF ALLENDE'S OVERT) THE GOVERNMENT TO TIGHTEN ECURITY FORCCS ARC ESPECIALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OF COVERNflENT LCADCRS DURING THE ANNIVERSARY ANO THE SUBSEQUENT NATIONAL HOLIDAY ON. SEVERAL SNIPER RIFLES REPORTEDLY UCRE SEIZED RECENTLY WHEN AUTHORITIESROUP OF LEFTISTS MHO HERE ALLEGEDLY PLOTTING TO ASSASSINATE JUNTA PRESIDENT PINOCHET, pi}j ATIONWIDE POLICE SWEEPS AND MASS ARRESTS OF "CRIMINALAZRED ZN PART AT FERRETING OUTIN MID-JULY AND ARE LIKELY TO INTENSZFY AS THE ANNZVERSARY APPROACHES. MOREOVER* THERE APPARENTLY HAVE BEEN SORE RECENT INCIDENTS OF FIELD LEVEL VIOLATIONS OF THE GOVERNMENT'S OFFICIAL POLICY AGAINST SUMMARYj

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ANNIVERSARY OF MILITARY RULE RAY 8RINC ANNOUNCEMENTS A'jOUT HUMAN RIGHTS. PINOCHET SAID RECENTLY THAT "THE COMMUTATION OR REDUCTION OF SENTENCES" OF PERSONS CONVICTED OF "LESSER CRIRCS" IS UNDERRULEDENERAL AMNESTY. THE GOVERNMENT'S INTENTIONS MAY BE CLARIFIED WHEN PINOCHETRESS CONFCRCNCC ON SEPTEMBER N. THERE HAY ALSO BE WORD ON WHAT THE GOVERNMENT PLANS TO DO NITH THE ALLENDE CABINCT OFFICERS AND LEFTIST PARTY LEADERS IT HAS HELD

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