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Vietnam / Pol. POW's #468934

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 28, 1973
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(Studio) South Vietnam holds 100,000 political POW's.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(South Vietnam) Pol. POW's held by South Vietnam for being pro-Communist or neutralist. Some held without trial for more than 10 years [Hospital worker David BARTON - says has noticed prisoners with cracked ribs. Prisoners say were tortured while being questioned by South Vietnam.] [Hospital worker Jane BARTON - tells about old woman picked up by South Vietnam and paralyzed as result of beatings during interrogations.] South Vietnam official says scarred bodies serve as warning to potential trouble makers. South Vietnam woman relates prisoner stories of treatment in tiger cages. Many political prisoners now reclassified as criminals or removed to more remote jails. Many say government does not want to release prisoners because elections promised in truce possible and prisoners anti-government
REPORTER: Dennis Troute

Chancellor, John;
Troute, Dennis

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