• Short Summary

    A group formed to investigate complaints by U.S. soldiers of violations of their constitutional rights?

  • Description

    A group formed to investigate complaints by U.S. soldiers of violations of their constitutional rights held a Press conference on Wednesday (11 November) in Washington to publicise a law suit they are filing against three officers of the U.S. army. Two members of the group told reporters about conditions in a correctional custody camp.

    The law suit is being filed against Major-General Talbot, commanding General at Fort Benning; Colonel William Latham, commanding officer of the 197th Infantry brigade, and Sergeant James Clark, custodian of the Brigade's correction custody facility. The group also cited a list of other complaints the soldiers had, including hard labour, inadequate services and abuse.

    A former prisoner, Private Jose Avecedo, complained about the conditions of soldiers in custody.

    A member of the group investigating the claims, Mr. Donald Duncan, supported Private Acevedo's claims.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5LES2U6BGDYIG8HZZBG9UUL30
    Media URN:
    VLVA5LES2U6BGDYIG8HZZBG9UUL30
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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