February 20, 2017

Chilean Court Charges Ex-Officers in Weisfeiler Arrest

After 27 years of seeking justice in the 1985 disappearance of her brother Boris Weisfeiler in Chile, Olga Weisfeiler announced the indictment of eight officers charged with his arrest and with covering up his disappearance.

The case of the Penn State mathematician was reopened in 2000 after the Clinton administration declassified about 450 secret documents relating to Weisfeiler. The American documents, which were cited in the Chilean indictment, indicated that Mr. Weisfeiler may have been handed over to a secretive German religious cult known as Colonia Dignidad a few miles from where he was last seen. CCS has supported the search for Boris Weisfeiler and will continue to do so.

Weisfeiler Case submitted to Human Rights Commission in Chile

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More information regarding Boris Weisfeiler’s disappearance in Chile is available at boris.weisfeiler.com

Chilean Ex-Officers Charged in ’85 Kidnapping of U.S. Hiker, nytimes.com

Judge Says Chilean Military Kidnapped US Hiker, abcnews.go.com