NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 21, 1983
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(Studio) Sergei Antonov reported released from prison, where he'd been held in with regard to plot to kill Pope. Scenes shown. Antonov said under house arrest in Rome.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Action with regard to Antonov interpreted. Possible scenario between Italy and Bulgaria, with Vatican backing, set forth. November 25, 1983, scenes of Antonov shown. Procedure in with regard to arrest and release of Victor Pronine earlier recalled as precedent. Role of Mehmet Ali Agca noted. Scenes of Agca shown. May 13, 1981, scenes of shooting of Pope shown. [AGCA - on earlier occasion, involves Antonov in plot.] Pope's visit to Agca next Tuesday anticipated. Role of Judge Ilario Martella in Antonov case considered.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb
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