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Persian Gulf War / Iraqi Sanctions, Kurds / Human Rights Abuses Videotape #583405

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 31, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(No location given: Brad Willis) Sanction-busting oil smuggling by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, with the aid of Turkish officials, featured; map shown of smuggling route; scenes shown from northern Iraq of Kurdish protesters and hunger strikers seeking help from the US. [Free-lance journalist Kevin McKIERNAN - cites Kurds' plight.] Several injured Kurds shown in a hospital.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Insistence by Turkish government that it is enforcing the sanctions noted.

(London: Margaret Larson) Iraq's crackdown against Shiites after the end of the Persian Gulf war featured; scenes shown from Iraqi videotapes of beating of captives by current defense minister Ali Hassan Majid and by current Prime Minister Muhammad Hamza al-Zubaydi and of a public execution. [Iraqi activist Dr. Sahib al-HAKIM - describes the videotape.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Larson, Margaret;
Willis, Brad

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