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CHILEANS TAKE TO STREETS TO DEMAND `JUSTICE NOW'

One year ago, President Patricio Aylwin tearfully promised the government's best efforts to bring justice for victims of human rights abuses under his predecessor, Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

Aylwin's vow came a year ago Wednesday as he disclosed on national television a comprehensive report on the violations, citing about 3,000 dead or missing during Pinochet's 16 1/2 years in power.But the courts have yet to put anyone behind bars, and Aylwin's government is still looking over its shoulder while Pinochet remains head of the military. Victims and their relatives are angry.

On Wednesday night, hundreds took to the streets.

"Pinochet is gone, and they say there is democracy now," said Teresa Feliu, who joined the march through Santiago's main boulevard. "But there is no real democracy unless there is justice."

She said she lost her son "to Pin-ochet's repression."

The march, led by five actors walking on stilts and dragging a coffin, drew about 2,000 people.

"We can't forget, we don't want to forget, we will not forget" and "Justice now. No to impunity," the marchers chanted, many carrying pictures of their killed or missing loved ones.

Since Aylwin's emotional speech, about 200 cases of human rights abuses have gone to court but only two people have been indicted and no one has been convicted, said Rose Marie Barnard, a lawyer for the Catholic Church's human rights office.