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Washington, DC Hostages #250829

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 11, 1977
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(Studio) Siege of 3 Washington, DC bldgs. by members of Hanafi Muslims, led by Hamaas Abdul Khaalis, ends with all remaining 134 hostages safe.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Judge Harold Greene releases Khaalis without bail as part of deal with government to release hostages. Other Il gunmen appear later before Judge Paul Moultrie; details of arraignment noted. United States attorney Earl Silbert asks for high bail; judge sets high bail and figs. noted. Abdul Murikir Do and Abdul Nuh go to jail as bail isn't raised; others released under DC's liberal bail laws. Some protest court actions. [Terrorism expert Fred RAYNE - says it's dangerous precedent.] [Senator Lloyd BENTSEN - says tougher positions must be taken with terrorists.] Possible legal action noted.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Studio) Khaalis ordered to return to court March 31 on kidnapping charges. Upcoming reports on siege conclusion cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred
Duration:
00:03:30

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