CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PAD) ASSESSMENT OF SIT AND FUTURE ACTIONS

Created: 11/12/1973

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DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDC HELDRST MAJOR MEETING OP ITS PARTY LEADERS SINCE THE IX SEPTEMBER MILITARY COU*'. IT WAS

HELD TO J CURRENT POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SITUATIONS IN THE COUNTRY, AND TOT ACTIONS THE PARTY NEEDED TC

UNDERTAKE.

2. THE MEETING- PRESIDED OVER BY PATRICIO I N* PDC PRESIDENT, UAS ATTENDED BY THE FIVE-HAN PDC NATIONAL SECRETARIAT (ThE GOVERNING BOARO). ALL REGULAR MEMBERS OF THE PDC NATIONAL POLITICAL COMMISSION AND VARIOUS INVtTEO PDC LEAOERS. INCLUDING FORMER PARTY PRESIDENTS. | EFT-HING PDC LEADERS RAOIHIRO C AND RENAN FUENTfiALBA NS FORMER PARTY PRESIDENTS, AS DID BERNARDO I, EGULAR MEHBER OF THE

AND UEIGHTON ATTENDED' BECAUSE HE WANTED TO AVOID BECOMING A

DISTURBING FACTOR AT TmE MEETING. FREI FREQUENT!.*

WITH TOMIC AND LEIGMTON AT PREVIOUS PDC MEETINGS.)

3. during the meeting, the pdc leaders concluded that the military government mas not behaving democratically with regard to human rights ano that the party had an obligation tothat these rights here respected. this, the leaders concluded. would have to be accomplished while the party maintained its position of public silence and OUALlFlEO support for ThE military government, the pdc saw specific abuses of human rights as i

continuing executions or significant rand marxists by military authorities!

executions of those offeringto military govern!

execution of prisoners alleged to have attempted

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escape,

0. TmE government'sthat any individual WHO

tails to present HIhSELF to the authorities when p'jbl ically announced as wanteo willesult be sentenced TO pive years IN prison. this published recently, also adds criminal sanctions against any mehber OP the fugitive's family who assists him evading ThE authorities'. comment! the decree referred to above is the decree law1 october

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5. THE rCLLOWl NO COURSES Of ACTION Hf Rf DECIDES UPON if THE MEETING:.

Ai PRESSURE IS TO BE EXERCISED ON THEERNHENT FOR GREATER RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, ETURN TO DEMOCRATIC NORMALITY AND RESUMPTION OP POLITICAL ACTIVITY)

b. maintenance of the pdcohesive political UNlTI ThE basic PaP-TY organization is To be retained

and hEasures taken to keep it viable', bjUMbbIbVb)

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