WESTERN HEMISPHERE BRIEF - DEATH SENTENCES BY AIR FORCE COURT MARTIAL

Created: 7/31/1974

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CilILEt THE FOUR DEATH SENTENCES HANDED DOWN IN AN AIR FORCE COURT-MARTIAL ON JULYRE LIKELY TO BE COMMUTCD BY HIGHER MILITARY AUTHORITIES. OTHER SENTENCES. RANGINGaJyS TO LirE IN PRISON, HAY ALSO BE REDUCED ON APPCAlB

THE PUBLIC TRIALS OF THEHILira^MENBEGAN IN APRIL AND ENDED LATE LAST MONTH- THE HOST SERIOUS Ct.ARGES INVOLVED THE PASSABGE OF MILITARY SECRETS TO THE "ENEMY" AND LEFTIST ATTEMPTS TO PROMOTE INSUBORDINATION IN THE AIR FORCE. CARLOS LAZO* FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE STATEECEIVED ONE Or THE DEATH SENTENCES* AND FORMER SOCIALIST SENATOR ERIC SCHNAKC GOT SO YCARs|

SINCE THE TRIALS HERE BY HARTIME COURT-HARTIlAL* APPEALS HAY BE TAKEN ONLY TO HIGHER HILITARY AUTHORITIES- THE JUNTA HILL HAVE THE FINAL WORD ON THC DEATH SENTENCES* BUT IT IS DOUBTFUL THATF THE CONDEMNED MEN ACTUALLY HILL BC EXECUTEDJ

THC MILITARY GOVERNMENT HAS CROHN INCREASINGLY AUARE OF THE

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