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    Britain reacted swiftly to a reported death threat against two Libyan exiles, by expelling the head of the Libya???

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXTERIOR: Libyan People's Bureau
    0.05

    2.
    SV: Demonstrators with faces hidden, and placards of Colonel Gaddafi, chanting. (2 shots)
    0.14

    3.
    CU: Picture of Gaddafi, on pillar outside Bureau. ZOOM OUT TO pressmen outside. Police on duty (2 shots)
    0.30

    4.
    SV PAN: Two Libyans enter Bureau
    0.43

    5.
    CU: Senheli speaking in English
    1.30

    6.
    GV EXTERIOR: Scaffolding outside Iranian Embassy, still being repaired after gun siege
    1.42

    7.
    SV INTERIOR: Wreckage still evident inside and bullet holes (71 Feet)
    2.02

    8.
    GV: Night scene of bomb disposal police gathering around burnt out car. (1978) (5 shots)
    2.26

    9.
    GV: Mosque in Regents Park, London
    2.34

    10.
    GV AND SV: Iraqi cultural centre. (2 shots)
    2.42

    11.
    SV: Arabs in London streets
    2.51

    12.
    GVs: Arab bank plaques in London. (3 shots)
    3.07

    13.
    GV EXTERIOR: Dorchester Hotel (Arab owned)
    3.12


    TRANSCRIPT: MR. SENHELI:"My wife, threatened her with the consequences for my public opposition, to my public opposition to the dictatorship in Libya."



    REPORTER:"Did they say what would happen to you?"



    MR. SENHELI:"No, he didn't say anything specifically but he said we are going to deal, actually he told my wife that he and his people are going to deal with me very severely and very soon."



    REPORTER:"Apart from you opposition to Colonel Gaddafi, is there any other reason that they might wish to kill you?"



    MR. SENHELI:"Er, I have no other reason to think about but my public opposition to the regime."





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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Britain reacted swiftly to a reported death threat against two Libyan exiles, by expelling the head of the Libya??? mission in London. But Musa Kusa, secretary of the so-called "Libyan People's Bureau, "formerly its embassy, has said again that killings will continue.

    SYNOPSIS: Libyan representation in Britain is also being tightened-up after reports that the Libyan Government will take measures against Britons there, unless Britain stops "provocative acts" - a reference to a recent demonstration outside the Bureau.

    Mr. Kusa remains defiant. He said he called himself a "revolutionary" and said he'd help the Irish Republican Army (IRA) if Britain continued, what he called" support for Libya's opponents.

    It's thought the Libyan Revolutionary Committee in Britain, is preparing to kill two exiles. A prominent dissident, Abdul Rahman Senheli, said his wife has been threatened by Mr. Kusa.

    London has become the "European Centre" for Arab violence over the past years. The Iranian Embassy siege in May this year, brought home to the British public the violence and conflict existing in the Middle East.

    Even now the Embassy remains a symbol of ???eastern tension. Militant Iranians here seized fellow countrymen as hostages to express their views. The bullets holes bear witness to Britain's stand against terrorism.

    Two people died when a Syrian Embassy car exploded in a bomb blast in London's West End on the last day of nineteen seventy seven. Thousands of revellers waiting to welcome in the New Year, were unaware that once again Foreign vendettas were being played out in the City's streets.

    The Regent's Park Mosque is itself the most potent symbol of Islam in London; the city an indispensable way of life for the thousands of Arab businessmen who are as involved in the Stock Market as their ancestors were in the Eastern bazaar.

    So great has been the movement from the Mediterranean that there is a large enough structure to be labelled "Arab London". It has babies and bankers. But the city expects them to behave. Recent acts of terror have fuelled public irritation. The blunt warning recently that the British Government will not hesitate in deporting gun carrying envoys, reflects the concern of Whitehall about the scale of the threat to London's peace.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAHXGFM1A0BI8FNVRCNZ6QASZV
    Media URN:
    VLVAAHXGFM1A0BI8FNVRCNZ6QASZV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:13:00
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    N/A

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