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Bangladesh Coup #38799

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 15, 1975
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(Studio) 200 killed in Bangladesh after coup in which President Sheik Mujibur Rahman killed in president palace. Premier Mansoor Ali and 2 nephews also killed. New President Khandakar Mustaque Ahmed changes name of new cntry. from Peoples' Republican of Bangladesh to Islamic Republican of Bangladesh. Pakistan recognizes new regime. Quick United States recognition likely.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Bangladesh) People won independence from Pakistan in 1971. People were poor and starved. [Sheik RAHMAN - says people love and respect him. Support will continue] Econ. troubles, corruption and inept bureaucracy persisted.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker (narrates)

Smith, Howard K.;
Tucker, Lem

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