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USSR / Political Prisoners #318646

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 26, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl reported announcing that USSR plans to release all political prisoners. USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's stance on human rights discussed. Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Barry Petersen) [KOHL - (thru translator) announces release.] [USSR foreign minister spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - (thru translator) says there are few political prisoners.] [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - gives number of political prisoners.] [President REAGAN - hopes release occurs.] Pol. prisoners noted sent to Siberian labor camps or psychiatric hospitals. Estonian activist Enn Tarto shown after his release. [USSR expert Martin McCAULEY - comments on western pressure upon USSR .]

Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan

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