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Cuban Prisoners / Riots / Atlanta, Georgia #107024

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 02, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Atlanta, Georgia: John Martin) Continuation of siege and holding of hostages by Cuban prisoners at Atlanta penitentiary reported; details given, scenes shown. [Over loudspeaker, PRISONER - says would rather die than go back to Cuba.] Role of Miami, Florida, archbishop Agustin Roman as potential mediator noted. [Cuban Coalition Committee spokesperson Carla DUDEK, ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) attorney Gary LESHAW - broadcast radio appeals.] Inmates shown singing on roof. One hostage said released. [Ex-hostage Abdul-Saboor RUSHDON - expresses optimism.] [Bureau of Prisons dir. Michael QUINLAN - discusses negotiations.] [LESHAW - discusses stumbling block to negotiations.] Nearness of solution cited.

Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John

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