• Short Summary

    At the end of the Commonwealth Conference in London on Wednesday (15 June) a communique was issued which included a condemnation of the "systematic disregard of the sanctity of human life and massive violations of basic human rights in Uganda." According to the London Daily Telegraph newspaper this breaks the double standard whereby the Commonwealth has regularly condemned racialism by white government in Africa, but has remained silent on the atrocities of Ugandan President Idi Amin.

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    At the end of the Commonwealth Conference in London on Wednesday (15 June) a communique was issued which included a condemnation of the "systematic disregard of the sanctity of human life and massive violations of basic human rights in Uganda." According to the London Daily Telegraph newspaper this breaks the double standard whereby the Commonwealth has regularly condemned racialism by white government in Africa, but has remained silent on the atrocities of Ugandan President Idi Amin. President Amin was not attacked personally in the communique, a decision taken after a close-door debate between those for and against naming him. Earlier in the day the Conference hosts, British Prime Minister James Callaghan, told newsmen that a large measure of agreement had been reached on how to cope with the problems of southern Africa.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4EZV63JLQMLLRR716K67QUMVM
    Media URN:
    VLVA4EZV63JLQMLLRR716K67QUMVM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/06/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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