• Short Summary

    The Pakistan Supreme Court will meet on Wednesday (14 February) to consider a last-ditch plea to stay the execution of former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

  • Description

    The Pakistan Supreme Court will meet on Wednesday (14 February) to consider a last-ditch plea to stay the execution of former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Defence lawyers lodged a petition on Tuesday (12 February) asking the court to review last week's rejection of Mr. Bhutto's appeal against the death sentence for ordering the assassination of a political opponent. Mr. Bhutto becomes liable for execution by hanging on Thursday (15 February). In London his sons met newsmen to try to gain world-wide support against the government of General Zia-ul-Haq and Mr. Bhutto's death sentence. They believe there have not been widespread protests against the impending execution of their father because of what they call the "oppressive government" of Pakistan.

    SYNOPSIS: Shah Nawas Bhutto and Mir Murtaza Bhutto spoke to John Darby of Visnews about the campaign.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA79BNQ9SBWT9KGVHXWMV6X4TS3
    Media URN:
    VLVA79BNQ9SBWT9KGVHXWMV6X4TS3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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