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Iran Developments #262556

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 15, 1979
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(Studio) Details given of trial of former premier under Shah of Iran, Amir Abbas Hoveida, given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Deputy prime minister Amir Entezam shown, quoted with regard to government's imposition of news censorship. Ministry of info.'s statement with regard to lack of censorship reported Demonstrations by Iranian women over loss of civil rights recalled and their present protests with regard to lack of Iranian television coverage detailed; films shown. Presence of American feminist Kate Millett at demonstrations noted; Millet shown and quoted with regard to Khomeini. Is reported that Millett was expelled from country Public response to newspaper articles advocating choice in government stated.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) Hoveida trial said one of many by revolutionary council
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Qum, Iran) Public trial of Akmed Hassami in Qum featured; Hassami said former police sergeant in Shah's regime. Film shown. Islamic justice under Khomeini noted. [AUDIENCE - responds to mention of Khomeini.] Hassami's defense and fate by mullahs noted. Islamic trial procedure outlined. Testimony against Hassami by audience members quoted. [MAN - speaks in Persian.] [HASSAMI - speaks] Court orders to audience with regard to adherence to Islamic law stated. Photos of an execution shown, accompanied by audio tape-of firing squad.
REPORTER: Mike Lee

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Lee, Mike;
Plante, Bill
Duration:
00:04:50

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