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El Salvador / Schaufelberger Case #527389

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 11, 1983
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(Studio) Recent report on El Salvador government's wrongful imprisonment of alleged suspect in murder of United States military representative Lieutenant Commander Albert Schaufelberger despite United States complaints recalled.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Salvadoran government's refusal to accede to United States demands for apology in arresting wrong person for Schaufelberger's murder said due to its fear of retaliation from right-wing death squads; statement today by US embassy spokesperson Don. Hamilton on continuing detention of Pedro Alvarado on charges other than Schaufelberger's murder examined. [HAMILTON - claims Salvadoran government has initiated investigation, promising to file charges against anyone participating in coerced confession.] State Department official's dismissal of investigation's seriousness quoted on screen; power of death squad mbrs., believed to be leaders in police and national guard, considered.
REPORTER: Fred Francis

Brokaw, Tom;
Francis, Fred

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