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    DR. KENNETH ABRAHAMS, THE DOCTOR WHO CLAIMS HE WAS KIDNAPPED FROM BECHUANALAND BY SOUTH AFRICAN?

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    1.
    AIR VIEW OF SOUTH AFRICA - BECHUANALAND BORDER
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    2.
    CV GABERONES HOUSE
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    3.
    SV ABRAHAMS AND WIFE WITH 3 MEN
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    4.
    SV MRS ABRAHAMS SERVES DRINK TO HUSBAND
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    5.
    CU DR. ABRAHAMS AND WIFE
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    6.
    LV GROUP READ NEWSPAPER
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    7.
    CU SIGNPOST 'LOBATSI'
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    8.
    LV POLICE ESCORT
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    9.
    SV INTO CAR
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    10.
    SV TRAVEL SHOT TO POLICE STATION
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    11.
    SV HADGSONS ESCORTED TO STATION (2 SHOTS)
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    12.
    SV SIGN "DISTRICT COMMISSIONER"
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    13.
    SV HODGSON ESCORTED TO POLICE COURT
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    14.
    GV COURTHOUSE
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    15.
    SV WIFE BEING ESCORTED
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    EDITORS: 6793/63 SEPTEMBER 4 SOF INTERVIEW ABRAHAMS REFERS.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: DR. KENNETH ABRAHAMS, THE DOCTOR WHO CLAIMS HE WAS KIDNAPPED FROM BECHUANALAND BY SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE AFTER HE HAD FLED FROM SOUTH-WEST AFRICA, YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) ARRIVED WITH HIS WIFE IN THE BECHUANALAND TOWN OF GABERONES. FOLLOWING THE ALLEGED KIDNAPPING, HE APPEARED IN A SOUTH-WEST AFRICAN COURT LAST MONTH ON SABOTAGE CHARGES.

    HE WAS RETURNED TO THE BRITISH PROTECTORATE LAST WEEKEND AFTER BRITAIN HAD OFFICIALLY EXPRESSED ITS "GRAVE CONCERN". SOUTH AFRICA SAID HIS RELEASE WAS MADE "IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD NEIGHBOURLY RELATIONS."
    WITH DR. ABRAHAMS WERE THREE MEN HE CLAIMED WERE KIDNAPPED WITH HIM. HE DENIED SOUTH AFRICAN ALLEGATIONS THAT THEY WERE LEADING MEMBERS OF AN UNDERGROUND TERRORIST ORGANISATION, KNOWN AS YUI CHUI CHAN. THE GROUP IS NOW EXPECTED TO TRAVEL TO FRANCISTOWN TO JOIN OTHER POLITICAL REFUGEES FROM SOUTH AFRICA AWAITING TRANSPORT TO TANGANYIKA.

    ALSO IN THE NEWS - FURTHER SOUTH AT LOBATSI - WAS MR. JACK HODGSON, WHO FLED THERE WITH HIS WIFE FROM HOUSE ARREST IN SOUTH AFRICA. AFTER REFUSING TO PROMISE THEY WOULD NOT ENGAGE IN POLITICAL ACTIVITIES, THE COUPLE WERE TOLD TO LEAVE BECHUANALAND BY AUGUST 14, WHICH WAS LATER EXTENDED TO AUGUST 30. THEN, STILL NOT HAVING LEFT, BOTH WERE ARRESTED.

    TODAY HODGSON WAS SENTENCED TO A GBP50 FINE, OR TWO MONTHS IMPRISONMENT, BUT WITH 14 DAYS TO APPEAL. THE CASE AGAINST HIS WIFE, FACING A SIMILAR CHARGE OF FAILING TO LEAVE THE PROTECTORATE, IS DUE TO RESUME TOMORROW.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAESFTKEP8UKM2P1GVOIOFH8UJ4
    Media URN:
    VLVAESFTKEP8UKM2P1GVOIOFH8UJ4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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