HC Deb 28 April 1976 vol 910 cc110-1W
15. Mr. Faulds

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Chilean Government about the torture of political prisoners following the release of Dr. Sheila Cassidy and in the light of her evidence to the Helsinki Conference on Arbitrary Arrests and Detentions in Chile.

Mr. Luard

Following Dr. Cassidy's release Her Majesty's Government protested in the strongest terms to the Chilean Government, as well as publicly deploring her mistreatment. We arranged for Dr. Cassidy to give evidence to the UN Human Rights Commission's Working Group on Chile, and co-sponsored a resolution passed by the Commission condemning the Junta's policies.