• Short Summary

    Two American lawyers, Morton Stavis and Peter Weiss, spent 10 days on a fact-finding visit to hanoi earlier in November.

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    GV North Vietnam Socialist Party HQ in Hanoi
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    SV lawyer's car arriving
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    SCU Lawyers out of car and greeted (2 shots)
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    CU int. portrait of Ho Chi Minh TILT to slogan
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    GV lawyers and North Vietnamese officials meeting
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    CU North Vietnamese officials speaking PAN to lawyers.
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    CU PAN North Vietnamese Party
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    CU & SV U.S. Lawyer speaking (2 shots).
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    CU notes being taken
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    CU North Vietnamese woman speaking
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    SV U.S. lawyers ( two shots )
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    GV PAN meeting
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    Initials AH/AE/PS/1315 AH/AE/PS/1335



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Two American lawyers, Morton Stavis and Peter Weiss, spent 10 days on a fact-finding visit to hanoi earlier in November. Their schedule included a meeting with leading North Vietnamese lawyers and intellectuals at the Socialist Party headquarters in Hanoi.

    The two Americans, representing the Lawyer's Committee on American Policy toward Vietnam, exchanged views on peace and ceasefire prospects, and on the treatment and rehabilitation of prisoners.

    They were in Hanoi at the time of the abortive American raid into North Vietnam in an attempt to free prisoners. According to Mr. Stavis and Mr. Weiss, the U.S. Government may well have known that the raided prison camp was empty.

    If the prisoners have been in the heavily guarded camp, they said later, the raid would probably have resulted in critical injuries to the prisoners themselves. The lawyers interpreted the raid as an empty gesture towards the growing feeling in America over the prisoner-of-war issue.

    During the North Vietnam visit, Mr. Weiss was reported to have visited a hospital in the Kwan Binh province where he saw many people wounded during the recent U.S. bombing raids over North Vietnam.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACOEMG4B7RWJWVHWQZVEDVG0I
    Media URN:
    VLVACOEMG4B7RWJWVHWQZVEDVG0I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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