Prisoners held by Chile's new military junta at the National Football Stadium, in Santiago, were moved under heavy guard on Tuesday (October 2nd) to Santiago public prison.
GV Exterior prison PAN Police and military vehicles outside.
SV Buses bringing prisoners arrive. SV PAN from prisoners leaving bus with hands behind heads to armed guards.
SV PAN from bus with hands behind heads to armed guards standing by.
SV Injured man assisted form bus.
SV Police and reporter outside prison.
SV More prisoners leave 2nd bus, go into building.
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Background: Prisoners held by Chile's new military junta at the National Football Stadium, in Santiago, were moved under heavy guard on Tuesday (October 2nd) to Santiago public prison.
Two busloads of soldiers, supported by 200 military security officers and police, transferred the 600 prisoners to the prison by bus shortly before nightfall.
The prisoners had been tried and found guilty of resisting the military junta. Most of them were workers. Some of the prisoners were not able to walk and had to be assisted into the prison. Among them was Oscar Waise Band, the director of the newspaper, "La Nacion," which supported Dr Allende's Popular Unity Government.
Less than a week ago, some 5,000 people were being held in the National Stadium, most of them picked up in the house-to-house sweeps by the Chilean army. The Military junta, which came to power in the coup of September 11th, was still deciding whether they would all be court-martialled. Many were released from the stadium after their papers had been checked by military officers.
SYNOPSIS: Prisoners of Chile's now military Junta held at the National football stadium in Santiago, ware transferred to the Santiago public prison on Tuesday Security was tight.
Six hundred prisoners were brought by bus to the prison. They were guarded by two busloads of soldiers, as well as two hundred military security officers and police. Most of the prisoners were workers who supported Dr Allende's Popular Unity government. They were picked up in the extensive house-to-house sweeps by the Chilean army. Some had spent three weeks imprisoned at the stadium.
Many showed signs of suffering from the ordeal. Some had to be assisted into the prison. All the prisoners had been court-martialled and found quality of resisting the Chilean army.
Less than a week ago, reporters said up to five thousand people were being held at the football stadium. Many were released after their papers had been checked. Among those transferred to the Santiago prison was Oscar Waiss Band, the director of the newspaper "La Nacigo" which supported Dr Allende's Marxist Government.