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Terrorism / Netherlands / South Moluccans #238449

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 05, 1975
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(Studio) Explosion occurs in train being held by Indonesian secessionists. 1 of gunmen dies from blast; 2 hostages hurt. More South Moluccan separatists continue their siege of Indonesian consulate.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Amsterdam, Holland) Blindfolded hostage ordered out on to balcony with gun at his back. Dutch government refuses to release 25 South Moluccans from Dutch jails. South Moluccan minister sent in as mediator; police representative with him. 7 of 11 children released. 14 adults and 5 gunmen still inside.
REPORTER: Bob Simon

(Beilen, Holland) Gunmen holding 30 hostages on train allow Red Cross to take bodies of 3 murdered hostages. South Moluccans came to Holland when Dutch left Indonesia in 1949. They were on side of Netherlands against Sukharno. South Moluccans claimed they had been promised independent cntry. 1970 film shows South Moluccan settlement. [Youth movement leader Fred APONO - says fighting for justice. Youths see their parents mistreated by Dutch government] Dutch built housing developments for all refugees. Activists think this is to make South Moluccans forget their dreams.
REPORTER: Bob Simon

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger;
Simon, Bob
Duration:
00:02:40

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