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USSR / United States Dipl. Attacked, Sakharov and Bonner #90169

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 30, 1984
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(Studio) United States diplomacy reported assaulted in USSR last month
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) State Department said confirming beating of United States consul Ronald A. Harms in Leningrad. [Department spokesperson John HUGHES - acknowledges such incidents have occurred over the years] Admin. reported claiming KGB was behind beating, allegedly due to Harm's reports on human rights in USSR . Tass noted denouncing continued West concern over fate of dissident Andrei Sakharov and wife Yelena Bonner; details outlined on screen. [Committee of Concerned Scientists spokesperson professor Jack MINKER - isn't satisfied with USSR account of couple's situation.] NATO for. mins., meeting here, said concluding secret NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) review critical of USSR .
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter

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