• Short Summary

    The United Nations Human Rights Commission, meeting in Dakar to hear evidence of alleged Portuguese crimes against the people of Guinea-Bissau, was visited by the Senegalese Prime Minister Abdou Diouf last week.

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    1.
    CU Mr. Ibrahim Boye of the Commission arrives
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    2.
    SV INT Delegates
    0.16

    3.
    SCU M. Diouf speaking (2 shots)
    0.30

    4.
    SV Reporters
    0.34

    5.
    SCU PAN FROM M. Boye to other delegates
    0.45

    6.
    VU Sign 'Witness'
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    7.
    CU PAN Witnesses
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    8.
    CU Chairman
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    9.
    GV PAN Building
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    Background: The United Nations Human Rights Commission, meeting in Dakar to hear evidence of alleged Portuguese crimes against the people of Guinea-Bissau, was visited by the Senegalese Prime Minister Abdou Diouf last week.

    M. Diouf denied Portuguese claims that Senegal was serving as an operational base for nationalist forces, which received military aid from the Senegalese army.

    Then the Commission, led by Senegal's permanent delegate to the U.N., M. Ibrahim Boye, heard the evidence of witnesses from Guinea-Bissau, where Portuguese forces have been involved in a protracted campaign against a 'liberation movement'.

    One witness told the commission that the Portuguese had forced him to watch the execution of 46 civilians in the village of Babadinka. After a three-day hearing in Dakar, the Commission was scheduled to visit the region of Senegal bordering Guinea-Bissau.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8X3TSNMHL1RAWXEJLG1JN2EHU
    Media URN:
    VLVA8X3TSNMHL1RAWXEJLG1JN2EHU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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