JUNTA POLITICAL ON TRIAL/CARRYING OUT OF SENTENCES OF FORMER MEMBERS OF POP UNI

Created: 4/25/1974

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ORfffeR MEMBERS OPPOPULAR UNITY COALITION ;MILLTftf ED BY THE GOVERNMENT. ThE OEATH PENALTY HILL Bfc REOUESTtD IN ABOUTASES. LS ARE AHARE THAT IF THE DEATH PENALTY IS RENDERED IN ANT OF THESE CASES. THE ACTUAL EXECUTION OF EVEN ONE PERSON HILL HAVkTRONG NfcGATIvfc IMPACT ON INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC OPINION

LTHOUGH THE GOVERNMENT IS SENSITIVE TO INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC OPINION, IT -ILL ABIDE BY MILITARY AND CONSTITUTIONAL

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law and carry out the penalties as dictated by the courts.

no effort is being hade by junta president au&usto

p i t or other members of the junta to interfere

in the legal process of the trials or to lessen the penalties

4EING REQUESTED BY MILITARY PROSECUTORS.

PINOCHET MILL FIND II VERY OIFFICULT TO GRANT CLEMENCY DUE TO THE INTER-SERVICE NATURE OF THE TRIALS AND BECAUSE OF THE PRESSURE PROH THE LOWER RANKS OP THE MILITARY TO DEAL HARSHLY WITH. DEFENDANTS.)

3. TO BALANCE OUT THe'nEQATIVE REACTION TO ANYHE GOVERNMENT HILLPECIAL EFFORT TO PLAY !uP THE HUHANATARIAN TREATMENT WHICH WILL BE GIVEN TO THE. OFFICIALS. THE GOVERNMENT WILL NOT EXECUTE ANY OF DERS SINCE-IT PLANS TO CONTINUE USING THEM AS HOSTAGES |N

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