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Turkey / Drug Abuse #234619

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 03, 1974
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(Studio) Turkey known for tough handling of foreign drug offenders.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Erdemli, Turkey) American GIs shown; jailed on suspicion of smoking hashish. If convicted, men could spend several yrs in jail. [sergeant Joseph PEREIRA describes brutal treatment received until he signed Turkish confession.] [Lieutenant Colonel Edmond ORR - doesn't think serious attempt made to provide American lawyer for men accused of drug violations.]
REPORTER: John Sheahan

(DC) Sources at Pentagon confirm Pereira's story that men beaten and forced to sign confession. 2 American military policemen's version of incident detailed.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Mudd, Roger;
Schieffer, Bob;
Sheahan, John

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