columns to tell readers how they can help work for the release of Luz Ayress and her family, whose desperate story was told recently in your paper.
Concerned readers should write tactful letters to the Chilean authorities requesting that Lut Ayress he released. letters should mention that she has a visa to travel to either Britain or Sweden should the Chilean Government decide that she cannot remain in her country.
Amnesty strongly advises readers not to mention either Dr Sheila Cassidy or Amnesty International in their letters to Chile, as this could severely prejudice the case for Luz Ayress.
As many people must be aware, both Dr Cassidy and Amnesty International have caused the Chilean Junta great embarrassment by revealing to the public exactly how people are tortured and ill-treated in Chile. Dr Cassidy's own terrible experience which received wide publicity has been of particular embarrassment.
Letters should give L.L17'S name in full — Luz de las Nieves Ayress Moreno. Letters appealing for her release and that of her father and brother, should be sent to the following authorities:
Minister of the Interior: General Cesar Benavides, Ministro del interior, Edificio Diego Portales, Santiago de Chile.
Minister of Justice: Sr Miguel' Schweitzer, Ministro de Justicia, Augustinas 1401-1419, Santiago de. Chile.
Secretary of Foreign Relations: Viccalmirante Patricia Carvajal Prado, Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores, Palacio de le Moneda, Santiago de Chile.
I luman Rights Officer: Jefe de la Oficina de Derechos Humanos, Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Palen) de la Moneda, Santiago tie Chile.
It should be remembered that a letter campaign such as this should always be kept going, so readers may care to write one letter each week to one of the Chilean authorities until Luz Ayress is released, when no doubt your paper will carry the news. Also. a copy of any letters sent to Chile may usefully be sent to the Chilean Ambassador in London, at the following address: His Excellency the Ambassador, Chilean Embassy, 12 Devonshire Street, London, WI.
David Simpson Director, Amnesty International
British Section. 55 Theobalds Road,