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South Vietnam / Con Son Prison / US #211368

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 07, 1970
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(Studio) Last night report on inhumane South Vietnam Con Son prison.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Con Son, South Vietnam) Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Van Ve specializes in political prisoner camps; has run Con Son 5 years [VE - denies charges of torture and bad conditions.] Refused tour of grounds; deals harshly with stubborn prisoners; Representatives-. Augustus Hawkins and William Anderson report atrocities at camp.
REPORTER: Morley Safer

(Studio) Saigon admits penal system shortcomings, asserts United States can't dictate changes. 12 United States Representatives toured South Vietnam, briefly mentioned Con Son in report; 1 staff fact finder resigns in protest.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Former Navy pilot Thomas Harkin resigns committee post. [HARKIN - reports admin. whitewash; committee didn't find facts.] [Representative E. Ross ADAIR - claims committee report necessarily brief.] [HARKIN - says North Vietnam knows of South Vietnam prison conditions.] [ADAIR - says was assured South Vietnam would amend situation; US can't control South Vietnam domestic affairs.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Reasoner, Harry;
Safer, Morley;
Schieffer, Bob

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