CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 14, 1978
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(Studio) Request by Carter administration that conviction of Wilmington 10 be thrown out by North Carolina judge reported Said believed 1st time Justice Department ever sought to overturn state conviction. Fairness of trial said questioned.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Events leading to conviction recalled. Film shown. Racial unrest said issue. Appearance of amended statement by witness Allen Hall cited. Statement said never given to defense attys. [Wilmington 10 Defense Fund Imani KAZANA - attributes Justice Department action to people pressure.] Presence of Wilmington 10 on Amnesty International's worldwide list of political prisoners cited. USSR charge of human rts. violations in this case noted. Should federal court rule in favor of Wilmington 10, North Carolina rptdly. will not seek new trial.
REPORTER: Bill Plante
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