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Uganda #47434

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 24, 1977
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(Studio) Britain, backed by United States, asks United Nations Commission on Human Rights to investigate allegations of human rights violations in Uganda. Uganda minister of justice denies charges and commission, meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, goes into private session. 1 of British charges with regard to death of Janani Luwum and 2 others last wk.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(New York City) (Film shown; was brought out of Uganda by network's British associates from ITN.) Uganda President Idi Amin at Conf. of African Ntns. insists he's not guilty in 3 deaths. [AMIN - says he was in meeting at time of deaths.] Amin invites reporters into country to see site of wreck and prints pamphlets with pictures of wrecked car. Later, at news conf., Amin repeats charges with regard to conspiracy against him. [AMIN - says own assassination was planned and supported by British, Americans and Israelis.] Amin says weapons found are Chinese made, destined for Rhodesia and South Africa liberation mvts., but says China (Puerto Rico) not involved. Amin says chief enemy is Tanzania; Tanzania's reaction noted.
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi narrates

(Studio) Reporter John Scali says in past 6 years there's evidence of at least 10 plots against Amin; some involving his key military leaders, who have been purged.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Cioffi, Lou

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