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Bangladesh Coup / Rahman #241489

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 15, 1975
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(Studio) New pro-American, military backed government in Bangladesh. Sheik Mujibur Rahman slain. 200 leftist followers killed. Rightist regime, imposing martial law, accused corruption of destroying country.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NYC) 1971 civil war recalled. Sheik Mujibur Rahman spiritual leader Film of period shown. Country characterized. Mujibur problems noted. Regular army resented private army of Mujibur. Khandakar Mustaque Ahmed replaces Mujibur. Characterized. Overcrowded poverty of Bangladesh remains problem.
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet

(Studio) 1st country to recognize new Bangladesh government was Pakistan.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Hottelet, Richard C.;
Mudd, Roger

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