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Iran / Hunger Strike / United States Jailings #272336

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Aug 02, 1980
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(Studio) Hunger strike by Moslem militants in Tehran, Iran, to protest police brutality toward Iranian prisoners in United States reported.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

(DC) 192 Iranians said turned over to immigration officials after disorderly conduct charges, stemming from last wk'.s demonstrations, were dropped. Iranians said transported from Washington, DC area to federal prisons in New York state, because they refused to identification selves. [Acting Director Immigration and Naturalization Service David CROSLAND - says their failure to give information is a ground for deportation.] Hunger strike at White House site shown. [Attorney for Iranians Mary HOWE - talks about poor health condition of Iranians in prison.] Deportation proceedings said to begin Monday.
REPORTER: Rita Flynn

Bradley, Ed;
Flynn, Rita

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