President Idi Amin of Uganda granted a last minute reprieve to British lecturer Denis hills, due to be executed on Friday, during a visit to Zaire this week.
GV Amin's motorcade along streets(2 shots)
SV Crowd applauds as Amin & Mobutu receive bouquets(2 shots)
SCU Officer saluting as Amin & Mobutu stand to attention(3 shots)
SV PAN FROM Honour guard TO Amin & Mobutu reviewing guard & saluting flag
SV Crowd applauds
GV & SV Amin & others fishing. Amin catches fish(5 shots)
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Background: President Idi Amin of Uganda granted a last minute reprieve to British lecturer Denis hills, due to be executed on Friday, during a visit to Zaire this week.
Zaire's President Mobutu interviewed while President Amin was on a state visit to Kinshasa.And the Ugandan President later granted clemency to Mr Hills who was under sentence of death for treason and due to face a firing squad.
Before he left kinshasa, President amin said that all negotiations between Uganda and the British Government should be routed through President Mobutu.During General Amin's stay in Zaire the two men took time off to visit a fair near kinshansa and join a fishing party.
The Uganda head of state said his total confidence in President Mobutu allowed him to reprieve Mr Hills.But he said that the question of his re-partition to the U.K. must also be settled through the President Zaire.
Reports from Nairobi said General Amin's statement suggested the reprieve did not mean that sixty-ons-year-old Mr hills would be freed from jail without further negotiations by Britain.In London, Foreign Secretary James Callaghan has said he is now willing to meet President Amin.
Uganda's President Idi Amin, back in the headlines for imposing the death sentence on British lecturer Denis Hills, was in neighbouring Zairs this week for a state visit -- and to discuss the Hills case with President Mobutu. During a break in talks they led a motorcade and visited a fair near Kinshasa.
Later, President Amin announced Mr. Hills would not be executed for treason by firing squad on Friday. He said it was his love of Britain and total confidence in President Mobutu that allowed him to grant Mr Hills clemency.
The Presidents also managed a little fishing-with both joining a fishing party and General Amin catching some. But the Hills issue dominated the visit. President Amin said the question of Mr Hills re-patriation to Britain would have to be dealt with by President Mobutu. Reports from Nairbi said General Amin's statement suggested Mr Hills would not be froe -- without more negotiations between Uganda and Britain, which President Amin says should now be routed through Kinshasa.