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Further information on UA 218/94 (AMR 27/01/94, 7 June and follow-up AMR 27/02/94, 30 June)) - Dominican Republic: "disappearance": Narciso Gonzalez

, Index number: AMR 27/003/1994

AI is extremely concerned that no independent investigation appears to have been carried out into the "disappearance" of Narciso Gonzalez, whose whereabouts remain unknown five months later.

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: AMR 27/03/94
Distr: UA/SC
2 December 1994
Further information on UA 218/94 (AMR 27/01/94, 7 June 1994) and follow-up
(AMR 27/02/94, 30 June) - "Disappearance"
DOMINICAN REPUBLICNarciso GONZÁLEZ, university lecturer, journalist and
political activist
Following Narciso González' "disappearance" on 26 May 1994, his wife is reported
to have been told by a military officer that he was seen at the Palacio de
la Policía Nacional, National Police Headquarters, in Santo Domingo, the
capital, on 27 May 1994.
Between June and August 1994, Amnesty International wrote to President Joaquín
Balaguer Ricardo; to the Attorney General, Efraín Reyes Duluc; and to the
Secretary of State for the Armed Forces, General Francisco Javier Núñez,
expressing concern at the alleged "disappearance" of Narciso González. In
its appeals the organization urged the authorities to investigate his
"disappearance" immediately and thoroughly and to make the results of the
investigations public.
Following these appeals, Major General Rafael Guerrero Peralta, Chief of the
National Police, wrote to Amnesty International informing it that Narciso
González had never been arrested by the National Police. The Chief of the
National Police also informed the organization that the National Police was
making efforts to determine his whereabouts.
Amnesty International is extremely concerned that no independent investigation
seems to have been carried out into the "disappearance" of Narciso González
and that five months after his "disappearance" on 26 May 1994, his whereabouts
remain unknown.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/faxes/express and airmail
letters in Spanish, English or your own language:
- expressing concern that Narciso González' whereabouts remain unknown five
months after his "disappearance" on 26 May 1994;
- acknowledging that the National Police is making efforts to determine Narciso
González' whereabouts, but expressing grave concern that no independent
investigation into his "disappearance" seems to have been carried out;
- urging the Attorney General to ensure that an independent investigation is
carried out into the "disappearance" of Narciso González, and that the results
be made public.
APPEALS TO:
1. Attorney General
Sr. Efraín Reyes Duluc
Procurador General de la República
Centro de los Héroes de Constanza
Santo Domingo
República Dominicana
Telegrams: Procurador General, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
Salutation: Sr. Procurador General/Dear Attorney General
COPIES OF YOUR APPEALS TO:
2
1. Chief of Police
Mayor General Rafael Guerrero Peralta
Jefe de la Policía Nacional
Palacio de la Policía Nacional
Cuartel General Leopoldo Navarro
Santo Domingo
Republica Dominicana
2. Comité "Por la Vida de Narciso González"
Committee for the Defence of the Life of Narciso González
(no address available in the Dominican Republic)
Fax: + 1 809 536 5486
in New York:
521 W. 126 St.
New York 10027
USA
Fax: + 1 212 864 4015
and to diplomatic representatives of Dominican Republic accredited to your
country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat,
or your section office, if sending appeals after 13 January 1995.

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