More than 30 years after the kidnapping and disappearance of U.S. Citizen Boris Weisfeiler near San Fabian de Alico in 1985, the United States continues to support Dr. Olga Weisfeiler’s pursuit of justice in her brother’s case. The recent court ruling absolving the eight accused parties over a statute of limitations is a frustrating setback.
The United States and Chile share a strong commitment to upholding human rights and we applaud continued efforts by the Chilean Government in the search for answers in this long-standing case. We support the appeals filed by Dr. Weisfeiler’s attorney and the Human Rights Program at the Chilean Ministry of the Interior.
The United States Government joins the calls of Dr. Weisfeiler and the Sociedad de Matemática de Chile to hold those accused in Boris Weisfeiler’s kidnapping responsible. It is vital that victims and family members are able to seek justice in human rights violations, no matter when they were committed.
Ambassador Mike Hammer met with Dr. Weisfeiler on March 31 and pledged that the U.S. Embassy in Chile will continue to support her, as it has for several decades, while her brother’s case remains active.