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FRADEWIND I - 3 VOL. 4, NO. IB UTAH TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF PROVO . APRIL 5, 1976 CDC To Host Amnesty Speaker by Devon Miller The Career DevelopmentCen-ter will host speaker Nancy Elbert Thursday, April 8 at noon in the Career Development Center M105. Elbert will speak on Amnesty International. Elbert is a Swiss citizen who grew up in Washington. She has a B.A. in sociology from the University of Washington, and dual master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin, insociolo-gy and history of science. She taught Sociology at the American College ofSwitzerland in Leysin, Switzerland. Elbert is currently living in Salt Lake City where her husband teaches physics at the university of Utah. Elbert became interested in Amnesty International because she feels that the use of torture should be universally abolished. She believes in the dignity of human life and feels that members of democratic nations are not aware enough of how many people are unjustly imprisoned and tortured in non-democratic countries. She also emphasizes her belief thatweare all our brother's keeper and as such we have a moral responsibility to come to the aid of torture victims. Amnesty International is a-political and a-religious organization that seeks to free political prisoners and abolish torture. It has a membership of more than 50,000 from about 100 countries around the world. It has consultative status with the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the Organization of African Unity, and the Organization of American States. The time and efforts of AI members are spent trying to prevent prison conditions and methods of .torture. Methods used by some countries are shockingly cruel and inhuman. Some of the known tortures include such methods as the "submarine, in which prisoners are immersed head down Calendar of Events April 6 MOVIE 10 a. m. 12 5 BASEBALL COLLEGE OF EASTERN UTAH 9, 10 RODEO DIXIE 9, 10 SOFTBALL DDCIE 9, 10 10 10 9-16 10 in a tank of water and held down until they are nearly asphyxiated. This is repeated for hours on end, and in many cases the water in the tank is mixed with vomit, blood, and urine. Then there is the "dry submarine" where the head of the victim is covered with a plastic bag which is tightened around the neck to slowly asphyxiats the victim. And there is the "grill where the prisoner is tied to a grill with burning charcoal inside. When the smell of roasting meat is emitted, the victim is taken away. These are but a few of the known tortures, and they are all practiced in prisons in Uruguay. Beating is a standard torture, and is widely used. The following is an excerpt from a signed statement made by a tortured victim. ". . J was slapped round the face twice, and the question (tell us why we have brought yo here) was again repeated. My answer was as before. The slapping was repeated again for the third time. I protested against the type of questioning and beating. Immediately he brought out a long whip from his drawer and asked the men to handcuff me - hands turned to my back, one from over by right shoulder, the other from the left side up. A bucketful of sand about 50 pounds in weight was hung to the handcuff which was pressing hard on my wrists and straining my chest causing excruciating agony. He then started flogging me on the bare feet, repeating the initial question and swearing hard. I denied that I had ever belonged to any party in my life, which was true. This initial torture lasted for about an hour during which 50 minutes I was conscious. Then I remember fainting and falling down and being carried away. . ." This kind of torture and imprisonment is not just used on citizens to one country alone. An BASEBALL COLORADO NORTHWESTERN CLUB ADVISORS WORKSHOP RODEO QUEEN CONTEST PRIMARY ELECTIONS FACULTY CLUB ADVISORS WORKSHOP American citizen by the name of Amy Conger was recently arrested in Chile. She was tortured and imprisoned for 13 days before her release was secured by the American Council. The American branch of Amnesty International has two main offices, one in New York, the. other in San Francisco. AI has several chapters across the country including a chapter in Salt Lake City. Carol Reed.Dean of Women at UTC, the first and as yet the only member of AI in Utah County would like to start a chapter in Provo. Amnesty International, USA, also maintains two publications, "Matchbox" and "Amnesty Action." These publications contain case histories of political prisoners, interviews of released prisoners, and reports onprison conditions and methods of torture.The National Advisory Council of AIUSA has a noteworthy membership including JoanBaez.Wil-liam F. Buckley, and Sen. Jacob Javits. Members of Amnesty International work in several ways to secure the release of the prisoners. The most widely used method is the "Adoption" method in which a group of AI members are assigned three prisoners by the International Secretariat. The group then correspond with the appropriate governments, embassys, and government officials to try and secure the release of their prisoners. Adoption groups also write to the prisoners themselves and in some cases provide financial aid for the prisoners families. Other methods used by AI members are Professional Committees, individual efforts and "Telegram Trees." Telegram Trees are where members periodically send telegrams to assist prisoners in extreme danger.A prisoner released from Chi Hoa National Prison in Saigon wrote, "we could always tell when international protests were taking place. . .the food rations increased and the beatings got less . . .letters abroad were translated and passed around from cell to cell. . .but when the letters stopped the dirty food and repression started again." Anyone who would like to know more about Amnesty International should contact Carol Reed, Dean of Women, M-106. Student Directories Available Student Directories con taining the names, addresses, telephone numbers, ana majors of all UTCP students can be obtained from the Veterans Office and the switchboard. Student Directories are now selling for 25? each. LAST TUESDAY AFTERNOON Provo Police Chief S wen Nielsen addressed students in the Career Development Center on law enforcement opportunities. (Photo by Bryant Harmon) Provo's Police Chief Nielson Addressed CDC Tuesday afternoon, March 30, Provo Police Chief Swen Nielsen spoke to a group of students in the Career Development Center on law enforcement opportunities.Nielsen began by relating the basic functions of his job with the functions in any management position in any organization. These functions include bugeting, staffing, planning, organizing, etc. 1 "Although these functions are necessary," he explained, "special training is needed in many areas. Field experience and education in criminal law is required. A constant review of the law is necessary because laws are always chaning." "A knowledge of civil law is required. Thus, a police chief must know what liabilities his department must claim." He added that a lot of his time is spent trying to build a good relationship between the police department and the people in the community.Progress brings changes in technology. A better understanding of radio and it's uses are needed. The awareness of the computer, and of its capabilities and limitations is also essential, he added. Nielsen explains that to become a policeman, some kind of post high school education is needed. The amount of education required is determined by the individual institutions. The applicant is given a civil service exam and is then ranked according to his score. If he is hired, the individual is sent to a police academy for eight weeks. i From here they enter the line of duty. As an aside, he noted that the priorities of people lie in the wrong places. A beautician must complete one year of beauty school and a state exam before anyone will go to them. We give a policeman a gun and send him out on the streets to protect us with only eight weeks of training at a police academy. Thus, he states that longer training periods should be required for policemen. Nielsen has been with Provo City Police Department as Police Chief for two years. Prior to working for Provo City, he spent 13 years at BYU as a security policeman. During those 13 years, and at the present time, he teaches Introduction to Criminal Justice and Criminal Investigation at BYU for the Criminal Justice Program. He also worked three years with the Los Angeles Police Department. Book Money Available The MMMA has had their quarterly used book sale. Those students who had books for sale are to come in and pick up their money this week in M 119 from 12:00 to 3:00 every day. A notice has been posted that if students do not come in within three weeks, the money or the book will become the property of the MMMA Club. Thank you from the MMMA Officers.
|Description||Tradewinds was the name of the student newspaper for Utah Technical College at Provo, between 1971-12-14 and 1984-11-15.|
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|Subject headings||Utah Technical College at Provo--History; Utah Technical College at Provo/Orem--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
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