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E. Germany / Pol. Reforms / Secret Police / Prison #120049

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 14, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) E. German government reported eliminating agency that ran the secret police. Report introduced.

(Bautzen, East Germany: John Laurence) East Germany's most notorious prison featured; scenes shown. [Prisoner Andre BAGANZ - says his only crime is not liking communism; explains incident in which he was poisoned.] [Commandant Lieutenant Colonel Horst ALEX - (thru translator) says he can't say if prisoners were mistreated.] Recent amnesty for prisoners serving under three years recalled; details given of cases in which prisoners are not eligible for amnesty. [Prisoner Stefan FREUENDORF - discusses his sentence for "spying."]

Jennings, Peter;
Laurence, John

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