NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 10, 1983
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) State Department officials reported acknowledging El Salvador police arrested and tortured wrong man in murder of United States military representative Albert Schaufelberger and are refusing to release wrongfully imprisoned Salvadoran student Pedro Alvarado Rivera; United States embassy officials noted claiming treasury police who arrested and are holding Alvarado Rivera are leading officials in El Salvador's rightwing death squads, who also framed Alvarado. Salvadoran government's impotence against death squads, despite Reagan administration's protests through ambassador Thomas Pickering and undersecretary for defense Fred Ikle that Alvarado Rivera is being wrongfully imprisoned noted. Implications for leftists guerrillas of United States impotence in matter considered.
REPORTER: Fred Francis