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Afghanistan / French Medical Volunteers #290878

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jun 11, 1983
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(Studio) French Dr. Philippe Augoyard reported released early from Afghanistan prison; his imprisonment for treating anti-USSR rebels discussed.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Paris, France) Efforts of French medical vols. in Afghanistan examined; films shown. Augoyard's capture and televised "confession" recalled. [January, AUGOYARD - regrets his actions.] Problems facing medical teams described, shown; political and altruistic motivations of French doctors noted. [Med. Without Frontiers spokesperson Dr. Claude MALHURET - notes importance of such vol. efforts.] French doctors' role in Southeast Asian boat peoples' flight, Chad civil war, Salvadoran refugee camps noted; death of doctor in Nicaragua recalled. [MALHURET - notes extensive regions of conflict in world.] USSR exploitation of Augoyard's trial and sentence for propaganda discussed. [Dr. KOUCHNER - acknowledges political problems of such vols. since they witness reality such as that in Afghanistan.]
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

Fenton, Tom;
Schieffer, Bob

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