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Amin / Hills Execution #240667

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 24, 1975
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(Studio) Rptdly., 700 Britishers in Uganda told to prepare for evacuation as Uganda's President Idi Amin conts. war of nerves with Britain with regard to scheduled execution of British author Denis Hills. Amin threatens to carry out execution unless British foreign secretary visits him.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Kampala, Uganda) Queen Elizabeth's special envoy fails to convince Amin to spare Hills' life. [Mrs. Denis HILLS - says General Blair told her husband looks well; not to worry about his physical well being.] Final mtg. between General Chandos Blair and Amin ends bitterly. [AMIN - says if British foreign secretary doesn't come to talk within 10 days, Hills execution date will be set.]
REPORTER: John Laurence

(London, England) General Blair delivers Amin's message to Queen Elizabeth. Blair asked about Amin's charges of drunkenness. [BLAIR - says every derogatory statement made by President Amin had no basis in fact.] For. Secretary James Callaghan welcomes envoys warmly. [CALLAGHAN - express gratitude to General Blair.]
REPORTER: John Laurence

Cronkite, Walter;
Laurence, John

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