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US-USSR Rels / Kansas Prisoner #316311

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 24, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Leavenworth, Kansas: Gary Reaves) Pols. behind Soviet physicians' treatment of Indian activist Leonard Peltier, imprisoned at Leavenworth for 1975 deaths of FBI agents during reservation shoot-out, examined; details given, scenes shown. [Dr. Eduard AVETISOV - (thru translator) accuses US colleagues of inadequate treatment of Peltier.] [Dr. Marc WHITACRE - describes medical care given prisoner.] USSR media portrayal of Peltier described. [PELTIER - denies guilt.] [Representative Steny HOYER - dismisses Soviet doctors' presence as propaganda.] [Pol. scientist Ellen MICKIEWICZ - hopes for reciprocity for United States with similar cases in USSR .]

Rather, Dan;
Reaves, Gary

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