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Chicago / South African Dissident Controversy #291807

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 24, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Chicago, Illinois) Controversy surrounding United States government's effort to deport Northwestern University professor of 13 years Dennis Brutus, a South African poet and dissident, examined; background to case recalled. [BRUTUS - had thought his support of democratic society would be applauded in US.] Brutus' role in getting South Africa banned from Olympics and other international sporting events due to apartheid and political impact on South Africa noted. [Witness for Brutus, Albie SACHS - notes South African government's vehemence towards Brutus.] [South African ambassador to US, Bernardus FOURIE - claims Brutus was imprisoned for communist activities.] Brutus recalled beaten, tortured and imprisoned in South Africa; State Department's official stance and reaction of Brutus' supporters discussed. [Former assistant secretary state Millard ARNOLD - believes Reagan administration's behavior bizarre.] Immigration Service noted proposing deporting Brutus to Zimbabwe; basis of defense attorney's objection explained. [Brutus' attorney Susan GZESH - cites probable assassination in Zimbabwe.] [FOURIE - denies use of agents to threaten anyone.]
REPORTER: Ned Potter

(Studio) United States government said basing part of its deportation case against Brutus on classified information.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Dean, Morton;
Potter, Ned

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