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Communication 1939 (Chile)

1939, of April 24, 1975, denounces the arrest of Mr. Antonio Sergio Cabezas Q., on August 17, 1974, with no knowledge as to the place where has allegedly been taken or where he is being held prisoner.

The Commission considered this communication during its thirty-fifth session (May 1975), and decided to address the Government of Chile the request information on the matters denounced in the claim, in accordance with Articles 42 and 44 of the Regulations.

Pursuant to this decision a note was sent to the Government of Chile on August 5, 1975. On August 22, the claimant was informed of the measures taken in connection with the denunciation.

The Government of Chile, in a note dated September 30, 1975 (No. 18188), replied to the request for information by stating that exhaustive inquiries through all available channels had been made and that the results had been negative in the sense that there is no record of the arrest of the individual, nor of his trial.

The Commission examined the case during its thirty-sixth session (October 1975) together with the information provided by the Government of Chile, and decided to transmit the pertinent parts of this information to the claimant, postponing final examination of the case until its next session.

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