Communications 1855 and 1856 (Chile)

1855, presented through a communication dated July 25, 1974, denounces the arbitrary arrest of Jorge Flores Durán, a student and minor, on June 13, 1974, in Santiago, and his subsequent disappearance. It was reported that recourse of amparo before the Court of Appeals of that city had been exhausted. The Commission, in a note dated July 27, 1974, requested the Government of Chile to provide the appropriate information.

In a note of January 14, 1975 (No. 869), the Government of Chile replied to this request to the effect that the appropriate inquiries were being made in order to establish the whereabouts of the minor Jorge Flores Durán.

The Commission examined this case during the thirty-fifth session (May 1975), together with the information provided by the Government of Chile, and decided to again address that Government requesting that it provide information, as soon as possible, on the results of the inquiries made to determine the whereabouts of Flores Durán.

Pursuant to this decision, a note was sent to that Government on August 6, 1975. The claimant was informed of this decision on that same date.

During its thirty-sixth session (October 1975) the Commission considered the status of this case, noting that the request for information filed on August 6, 1975, was still in course. Therefore decided to postpone examination of the matter until its next session.

1856, presented through a communication dated July 29, 1974, denounces the arrest and disappearance in Santiago of Mr. Alvaro Modesto Vallejos, a Chilean citizen. In a note of July 31, the Commission requested the Government of Chile to provide the appropriate information.

In a note of January 14, 1975 (No. 1047), the Government of Chile replied, reporting that the individual alleged to have disappeared, Mr. Vallejos, had been released by virtue of D.E. No. 349.

The Commission examined case 1856 during its thirty-fifth session (May 1975) and decided to file the case without further processing. In a letter of August 12, the claimant was informed of this decision.