GOVERNMENT PLANS/PROBLEMS RE TRIAL OF POLITICAL PRISONERS

Created: 3/15/1974

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i. THULS OF IMPORTANT CKlLEAN POLITICAL PRISONERS HILL BEGIN IN EARLY APRIL' NITH THE ACCUSATION BEING SUBVERSION OF THE ARMED FORCES AND CARABINEROS (UNIFORMED NATIONAL POLICE).

LL BE BROUGHT TO TRIAL AT THAT T THE

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FOUR SERVICES WILL HOLO SEPARATE WARTIME MILITARY TRIBUNALS I'CONSEjOS DE GUERRA"). AND IF' AN ACCUSED IS CHARGED WITH TRYING TO SUBVERT MORE THAN ONE SERVICE, THE SERVICES INVOLVED UILL

JOIN TOGETHER FOR THE TRIAL. THE ARMY TRAILS ARE SET To BEGIN

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PRIL AND THE AIR FORCE ON 3

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THE OTHER THO SERVICES ARE EXPECTEDTHEIRLATE MARCH OR EARLV APRIL*

THOSE TO BE TRIED HlLLSOCIALIST PARTYERIC M , PS . AND

FORMER MINISTER OF DEFENSE JOSE . UMBER OF RETIRED

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COMMISSIONED AND NON-COMmISSIONEO OFFICERS OF THE SERVICES HILL ALSO BE TRIED AT THIS TIME. THE GOVERNMENT PLANS TO REQUESTYEAR SENTENCE FOR SCHANKE ANDEARS POR LAZO. WHO IS ACCUSED OF DIRECTING THE SUBVERSION OF THE ARMED FORCES. YEAR SENTENCE nILL BE REOUESTEO FOR TO Hi. BUT HE IS NOT EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE TRIAL BECAUSE HE IS SUFFERING FROM TERMINAL CANCER OF THE ^ Jcc-EsTi THE

PRESS OFEBRUARY REPORTED THAT TOHA HAD BEEN BROUGHT TO SANTIAGO FROM DAWSON ISLAND FflR HOSPITAL TREATMENT.

HEARINGS AGAINST PERSONSH TREASON ANDWILL BEGIN ON ORUNE. THE DELAY HE THESE HEARINGS IS DUE TO SEVERAL FACTORS. FIRST. THETHAT THE LACK OF PREPARATION FOR THE TRialS BYOF JUSTICE IS RELATED TO THE FACT THAT MANYHOLD SENTIMENTS SYMPATHETIC TO THE FORMER POPULAR

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of trials toonducted (civil, e military tribunals, or ad hoc trials hade up Or both civilian and militaryhe probleh arises rflOH the TYPE OP charges against ThE ixture OF civil (common crimes) and SEMI-MJlIARY offenses. tor example, inister whoinistry's punds touerrilla training camp, would be charged with misuse or public ruNDS, violation inisters oath and creatingarallel military organisation threatening the state. another

Example would be The passing to ThE Soviets or

inrormatlon obtained by members op. fromthe question of whether these are military

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