COMMENTS BY PDC THAT MIL PREPARING FOR NEW ARRESTS

Created: 3/1/1974

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anem campaign op arrests AND executions OP leftists: AND poc members. particularly la3qr LEAOeRS. the pdc believe* that thelready been set for TmE auto-attacks because in recent weeks> military leaders have been making public reference TO ThE pact that the government

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APPROVED FOR RELEASE JlFfl TO

HID EVIDENCE that EXTAEHJST groups here planning To attack HlLlTiRT pcsts and patrols-

accuractNFOMMAT ion. and thatesult. forhea 'Ml IS prepared to seek AStlUH in

a European ekSassyoment's notice, if he does so. he

hill PUBLICaLlY STATi that hE MlTq OUiear fqr his life and in DISASWIlMfMI witheconomic policies OF the junta government and the latter's REFUSAL TO accept poc guioance. BJJ ^'JC-.mEnTi 0rc6rs mave been given TO PROVlOE rre i mqur protection, including hon]toring his activities 'NO not allowing him TOastlumnt embassy. WM[le |t is true that LOMER level ARhV EPs are bitter over fact that many left.SfS ANJ ElTKE-ists are free. there is MO indication that the HlLlTiRV is planning SUC" a campaign.)

RECENTLY INFORMED THB JUNTA OF FREI'S DECISION TO SEEfC ASYLUM IF PDC LEADERS ARE ARRESTED. ON RECEIPT Of THIS INFORMATION. THE JUNTA DECItEO Tfl TRY TO ASSUAGE PREl, BUT WITHOUT MOOIFyInG THE GOVEHNHENT'S BASIC POSITION OP DETAINING ANY POLITICAL FIGUREVIOLATES THE DECREE ON THE RECESS OF POLITICAL ACTIVITY.

THE STRATEGYTHE POC DURING THE COMING MONTHS SHOULD BE ONE OF NOTTO ANY sROYOCATIONS FRqm THE GOVERNMENT.

INSTEAD.elievesHE PDC SHOULD DIRECT ITS ENERGIES AT REORGANIZATIONHANGE IN ITS STANCE OF PREDOMINANTLY NEGATIVE CRITICISM OF THE GOVERNMENT'S PROGRAMS. ELIEVES

THE POC.HROUGH ITSEPARTMENT AND THE OTHER PAtfTr EXPERTISE IN PARTICULAR AREAS SHOULDAJOR EXPORT TO FORMULATE SPECIFIC ALTERNATE PROGRAMS THAT canFFERED TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR THEIR CONSIDERATE

OF TRbl TO SEEK ASYLUM. IN THE EVENTAJO* CAMPAIGN OF ARRESTS Ajf pp[ /ifiUflES. HOWEVER, "is SEEKING ASTLUM MOULD NOT EE SURPRISING.!

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