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Angola / Mercenaries / Cuban Troops #488646

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 11, 1976
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(Studio) 13 foreign mercenaries (2 are Americans) are on trial in Angola.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Luanda, Angola) MPLA guard building where 13 to be tried. Weapons rptdly. used by American and British soldiers are on display. Ohio attorney Robert Cesner defends 2 Americans [CESNER - says men realize they're in a public political trial. Their attitude is good. They are concerned they may be executed.] 44 representatives of 32 cntrys. invited to observe trial. International Commission of Inquiry formed to study mercenary warfare, who sponsored it, and the American CIA's role. Angolans march through Luanda demanding death penalty for 13.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Studio) Defense Secretary Don. Rumsfeld says Cuba not cutting back on number of troops in Angola. Reuters news agency says 600 Cubans returned from Africa this wk.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Palmer, John

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