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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 10, 1976
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(Studio) Last February, MPLA captured 13 foreign mercenaries in Angola. 13, incling. 3 Americans, go on trial Friday for their lives. Mass rallies recently called for death of 13.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Luanda, Angola) 3 Americans and 10 British to go on trial. Americans are: Dan. Gearhart; Gary Acker and Gustave Grillo. Brief biographies noted. [Angola information director Luis de ALMEIDA - notes charges against 13.] Ohio attys. Robert Cesner and William Wilson to represent 2 of Americans [CESNER - says Americans in good health; not mistreated.] [WILSON - says men didn't have enough time to become involved in substantial military activities.] [CESNER - says Americans never fired on anyone and are now facing death penalty.] Defendants will be found guilty.
REPORTER: John Laurence

Laurence, John;
Rather, Dan

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