• Short Summary

    A there-member Amnesty International commission headed by Lord Avebury, a former British Liberal member of parliament, had completed a controversial ten day investigation into alleged infringements of human rights in Argentina.

  • Description

    A there-member Amnesty International commission headed by Lord Avebury, a former British Liberal member of parliament, had completed a controversial ten day investigation into alleged infringements of human rights in Argentina.

    SYNOPSIS: Lord Avebury was accompanied by a United states Congressman, Father Robert drinan and Miss Patricia Feeney, an Amnesty International employee from Britain. Lord Avebury said he was pleased with the help the commission had been given by the Argentine authorities in their investigation of conditions for political prisoners.

    But the commission's reception was not all been friendly. On Saturday (13 November), a group calling itself the National Patriotic Movement demonstrated outside the commission's hotel in Buenos Aires. The demonstrators distributed leaflets which said Amnesty International was the 'legal apparatus of international communism' and defended only communist mercenaries.

    Many of the demonstrators were said to be relatives of army soldiers involved in the fight against left-wing guerrilla movements in Argentina. The demonstration took place despite a ban on all such gatherings since the military government came to power in Argentina in March this year.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2M3DM85M4TS01INJS53ZFB651
    Media URN:
    VLVA2M3DM85M4TS01INJS53ZFB651
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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