ATTITUDE OF A GENS TOWARDS TRIAL OF DAWSON IS PRISONERS AND BAN ON POLITICAL AC

Created: 5/31/1974

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1, THtREeneral consensus among chilean army generals that the primary objective OP the trials OF leaders OF the allende government, hho here until recently held on dahson island. is to point out the basic dishonesty and immorality Or the former government as personified by those on trial. the junta's is not to levy politi.al charges, nor to carry out any death sentences as retribution, hhjch hould in effect create InSTAnT

martyrs, the intention is to discredit to the greatest degree possible the Individuals and the government they represented by proving illegal acts such.as embezzlement. extortion, illegal

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MAINTAIN ITS PuHPQSElTPOSITION ASaRiNE" NOR OPEN TOE OF THE JUNTA GOVERNMENT. OSITION EQUALLY SUITS THE MILITARY, WHO QO NO* WISH AN OPEN BREAKTHE PQC. BUT WHO WILL NOT PERMIT OPEN POLITICAL ACTIVITY. aRyNDERSTAND. HOWEVER. THAT THE PDC FEELS IT MUST MAINTAIN ITS POPULAR BASE AND THAT IT WILL THEREFORE CONTINUE ToTHE RISKS INHERENT XN.VIOLATING THE POLITICAL RECESS.

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