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Spain / Owen Imprisonment #114558

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 22, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Barcelona, Spain: Don Kladstrup) Case of American photographer Conan Owen who was imprisoned in Spain on drug charges featured. [OWEN - explains events leading to arrest for cocaine smuggling.] Owen's background discussed. [OWEN - comments from prison.] Delivering of documents by Attorney General Edwin Meese to Spanish authorities to show that Owen was set up by Bolivian drug ring noted. [MEESE - says Owen is innocent.] Evidence from convicted drug dealer George Barajona reported; photograph shown.; details given of plan to plant drugs on Owen. [Assistant United States attorney Justin WILLIAMS - says suitcases were switched.] [Owen's parents Ernest and Raquel OWEN - discuss reactions to son's arrest.] [National Press Photo Association director Joe TRAVER - defends Owen.] Scenes shown from prison. [OWEN - talks about living in vacuum in prison.] Upcoming trial previewed.

Jennings, Peter;
Kladstrup, Don

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