The United Nations Decolonisation "Committee of 24" - which has been holding meetings in various African capitals - heard from revolutionary organizations on Wednesday (April 19).
LV INT. Chairman and other delegates seated at table (silent shot)
SCU COREMO delegate Gumane speaking
SV Delegates seated at table (silent shot)
"The Mozambique Revolutionary Committee (COREMO) has decided to repeat its previous demands when we appeared before this Committee in other occasions; the Mozambique Revolutionary Committee and the fighting people of Mozambique demand the following:
(a) Call upon all the allies of Portugal to stop immediately all supplies of war materials and desist from the participation in the Cabora Sassa project;
(b) Strongly condemn the economic exploitation to which our people are subjected under Portuguese Colonialism;
(c) Denounce the indiscriminate bombings and burnings of villages and crops carried on by the Portuguese and in collaboration with South Africa and Rhodesia;
(d) Demand that our freedom fighters should be regarded as war prisoners, but not as criminals;
(e) Call upon the United Nations Organisation to become more practical in passing and implementing its own resolutions."
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Background: The United Nations Decolonisation "Committee of 24" - which has been holding meetings in various African capitals - heard from revolutionary organizations on Wednesday (April 19). Among the speakers were Marcelino due Santos, Vice-President of the Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (FRELIMO), who said his organization had killed nearly 3,000 Portuguese soldiers and destroyed four aircraft and five helicopters last year; Pascal Luvualo, of the Angola Nationalist Movement (MPLA), who informed the Committee that his organization had set up schools, clinics, stores and "revolutionary cadres" within Angola; and Paulo Gumane, President of the Revolutionary Committee of Mozambique (COREMO), who said:
SYNOPSIS: In Lusaka, the U.N. Committee on Decolonisation heard from COREMO President Gumane:
The U.N. Committee has held meetings in several African capitals.