• Short Summary

    THE INTERNATIONALLY-KNOWN NIGERIAN PLAYWRITE WOLE SOYINKA, RELEASED RECENTLY AFTER DETENTION WITHOUT TRIAL FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS, SAID YESTERDAY THAT HE HAD KNOWN HE WOULD BE RELEASED SOONER OR LATER....

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    THE INTERNATIONALLY-KNOWN NIGERIAN PLAYWRITE WOLE SOYINKA, RELEASED RECENTLY AFTER DETENTION WITHOUT TRIAL FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS, SAID YESTERDAY THAT HE HAD KNOWN HE WOULD BE RELEASED SOONER OR LATER....OR BE "DONE AWAY WITH IN SOME OBSCURE CELL". THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF MR SOYINKA'S RELEASE WAS MADE ON WEDNESDAY (8 OCTOBER).

    MR SOYINKA WAS ONE OF 151 CIVILIAN DETAINEES WHO WERE RELEASED AFTER FEDERAL LEADER MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON HAD THEIR CASES REVIEWED UNDER A GENERAL AMNESTY.

    A UNIVERSITY LECTURER AND INTERNATIONALLY-KNOWN PLAYWRITE, MR SOYINKA WAS JAILED WITHOUT TRIAL FOR WHAT HE CALLED HIS INTERVENTION TO TRY AND STOP THE COUNTRY'S CIVIL WAR WHEN IT FIRST STARTED.

    IN HIS HOME, MR SOYINKA HAS NUMEROUS STATUES OF PAGAN GODS....HE IS A NON-CHRISTIAN AND A BELIEVER IN PAGAN RELIGIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6K0FCIWV3YO1HQ9ITP0JK65FE
    Media URN:
    VLVA6K0FCIWV3YO1HQ9ITP0JK65FE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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