Information on the aftermath of a protest by fishermen in Valparaiso on 4 January 1996 and on whether fishermen were later arrested in their homes and prosecuted [CHL25535.E]

Please find attached some articles that report on the aftermath of the 4 January 1996 demonstration by fishermen referred to in Response to Information Request CHL25536.E of 23 December 1996. However, references to fishermen being arrested in their homes after the demonstration could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


El Mercurio [Santiago]. 23 February 1996. "Government Denies Bowing to Pressure by Fishermen." (CHIP News) [Internet] (accessed 19 Dec. 1996)

_____. 22 February 1996. Restriction On Artesan Fishing May Be Relaxed." (CHIP News) [Internet] (accessed 19 Dec. 1996)

_____. 13 February 1996. "Small Fishermen Protest Fishing Restriction." (CHIP News) [Internet] (accessed 19 Dec. 1996)

La Epoca [Santiago]. 30 January 1996. "Fishermen Block Entry to San Antonio." (CHIP News) [Internet] (accessed 19 Dec. 1996)

_____. 8 January 1996. "Net Fishing Off Central Coast Banned for 10 Days." (CHIP News) [Internet] (accessed 19 Dec. 1996)

Additional Sources Consulted

Andean Newsletter [Lima]. Monthly.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS). Latin America Daily Report.

Material from the Indexed Media Review (IMR) or country files containing articles and reports from diverse sources (primarily dailies and periodicals) from the Weekly Media Review.

Newspapers and periodicals pertaining to the appropriate region.

This list is not exhaustive. Country-specific books available in the Resource Centre are not included.

On-line searches of news articles.

Internet, IRB, USINS and UNHCR databases.

Two oral sources were unable to provide information on the requested subject.