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~2 APPEND IX B KEY HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS CONTACTED IN CHI LE La Cicada de la ~ - Santiago (Vicariate of Solidarity of the Archdiocese of Santiago) Plaza de Armas 444 Santiago, Chile Tel. 724909 Telex 340219 ARSAN CK Idaho BAA del Arzobispado de The Vicariate operates under the auspices of the Catholic church. The legal department of the Vicariate provides legal assistance to political prisoners, victims of torture, and to the families of these people and of the "disappeared." It also collects, tabulates, and publishes information on , and disappearances. A physi- cian at the Vicariate examines victims of torture arrests, torture and formally documents any physical evidence of torture found. Comision Nacional Contra la Tortura (National Commission Against Torture) Alameda Bernardo O 'Higgins 1584 Santiago, Chile President: Pedro Castillo, M.D.

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53 Comision Chilena de Derechos Humanos (Chilean Commission on Human Rights) Alameda Bernardo O' Higgins 1584 Santiago, Chile Tel. 727529 President: Jaime Castillo Vice President: Maximo Pacheco A group composed primarily of lawyers that works to protect and Promote human rights by writing reports on violations, providing legal assistance to vic- tims of human rights abuses, and collecting and publishing information on such violations. ~ ~ _ ~ , Fundacion de Ayuda Social de las Iglesias Cristianas--FASIC (Christian Churches' Social Assistance Foundation) 1710 Huerfanos Santiago, Chile Tel. 723374 Executive Secretary: Claudio Gonzalez FASIC is an ecumenical organization that was estab- lished in 1975 to provide assistance to political prisoners who have been given long prison sen- tences. Today, FASIC continues to provide assis- tance to families of political prisoners but it also works in the area of mental health to help people who have been tortured, as well as their families. The staff of FASIC is made up primarily of psychiatrists and psychologists.