CHILE: Church Against State

Britain last week recalled its Ambassador to Chile — for an unusual reason: Chilean maltreatment of a British citizen. The citizen was Sheila Cassidy, 37, a surgeon who worked at an emergency clinic in a working-class area of Santiago. Dr. Cassidy had been summoned by a Roman Catholic priest to treat a leftist political fugitive for gun shot wounds in October. She was arrested in November and finally released last week. Upon landing in London, she declared that after her arrest she was stripped by Chilean police, subjected to electric-shock torture and spent 2½ weeks in solitary confinement. Britain's...

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