ARMY ARREST/EXECUTION OF MIR LEADER VONSCHOWEN; CARABINERO CONCERNS OF HR ABUSE

Created: 1/31/1974

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8'UUSTA V 1c N, IGH LlVEL LEADER OF THE MO 'EmENT OF THE REVOLUTIONARY Lb^T (HlR). VON SCHOHEN's OEATH HAS SEEN KEPT VERY SECRET AND, QUERIED BY THE INTERNATIONAL REO CROSS* THE GOVERNMENT DENIED ANY KNOULEOGE OF VON SCHOHNE'S

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MIR LEADERS SUCH AS MIGUEL AND VICTOR TAPTURED. THEY HILL BE EXECUTED,COMHENTl INVOLVED

in THE VON SCHQHEN OPERATION ThaT IT HAD BEEN CONDUCTED BY THE DIRECTORATE OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE (DlNA).

when THE MATTER is MADE public. IT HILL APPEAR THAT VONHAS CAPTURED AND SUBSEQUENTLY SHOT TRYING TO

ESCAPE.

aha IT OTHER MIR LEADERS IF THEY ARE CAPTURED.)

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THtRE IS GENERALLY WlDE-SPREAD HARD FEELINGS BETWEEN CARA8INERQ TROOPS AND THOSE OF THE ARMT OVER ABUSESBY ARMY TROOPS INH THE CIVILIAN POPULACE CARABINERO

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OFFICERS MAINTAIN THAT Tug ARhy TROOPS ARE not ADEQUATELY

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N METHODS for OEALING MlTH AND MAINTAINING CONTROL

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op the POPULATION. IN THE CONCEPCION AREA FOR EXAMPLE,ERO

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OFFICERS HAVE WITNESSED ABUSES of CIVILIANS AND HAVE RECEIVED CONFIRMED REPORTS OF ASSUALTS, ROBBERY AND RAPE COMMITTED BY ARMY TROOPS IN CONJUNCTION WITH MILITARY PATROLLING ACTIVITIES,

5. ALTHOUGH theE REPORTED THE ABUSES up THROUGH THEIR INTERNAL CHAIN OF COMMAND, THEY HAVE seen NO EVIDENCE THAT CARABINERO HIGH LEVEL COMMANDERS IN THE CONCEPCION AREA HAvE CONFRONTtD LOCAL ARMcO FORCES COMMANDERS Hith THE PROBLEM. THESE ABUSES ARE POR ThE HOST PART COHMiTTED BY ENLlSTEO ARMY PERSONNEL, IN SOME CASES, CARABINERO PERSONNEL HAVE HAD to INTERVENE to STOP BEATINGS of CIVILIANS BY MILITARY TROOPS,

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BY the CARASINEROS inSANTIAGO AREA AGAINSTHEY CONSIDERED HEAVY-HANDED TREATMENT of CIVILIANS.

a SIMILAR PROBLEM EXISTS IN TEMUCO. CAUTlN

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PROVINCE, in THIS LATTER case, HOHEVER, THE junta has OROERED GENERALS MANUEL TORRES de la CRUi of THE ARMY. CA8RIEL von

schohen or the air force ano eduardo Gordon

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