• Short Summary

    AS PART OF THE INTENSIVE SECURITY CLAMP DOWN IN ADEN, FOLLOWING THE RECENT MURDER OF THE ASSISTANT HIGH COMMISSIONER, AN EFFORT IS BEING MADE TO KEEP A CHECK ON THOUSANDS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, WHO HAVE DRIFTED INTO THE PROTECTORATE LOOKING FOR WORK.

  • Description

    1.
    LV QUEUE OF ALIENS.
    0.04

    2.
    SV POLICE.
    0.06

    3.
    SV PEOPLE WAITING.
    0.10

    4.
    SV INT PEOPLE BEING REGISTERED (3 SHOTS).
    0.22

    5.
    CU FINGER PRINTS TAKEN.
    0.26

    6.
    CU MEN WATCH.
    0.28

    7.
    SV PEOPLE REGISTER.
    0.33

    8.
    CU REGISTRATION CARD PUNCHED.
    0.35

    9.
    SV MAN WITH CARD.
    0.40

    10.
    TV PEOPLE REGISTER.
    0.45



    Initials JM/V/AW/BB


    EDITORS: PLEASE SEE ALSO PRODUCTION NUMBER 0214/64 -- 8 JANUARY 1964 -- "ADEN: ARAB TROOPS IN DESERT ACTION AGAINST TRIBESMEN."

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AS PART OF THE INTENSIVE SECURITY CLAMP DOWN IN ADEN, FOLLOWING THE RECENT MURDER OF THE ASSISTANT HIGH COMMISSIONER, AN EFFORT IS BEING MADE TO KEEP A CHECK ON THOUSANDS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, WHO HAVE DRIFTED INTO THE PROTECTORATE LOOKING FOR WORK. WHEN THE STATE OF EMERGENCY WAS DECLARED ON 10TH DECEMBER, ACCORDING TO THE CHIEF OF SECURITY, THERE WERE BETWEEN 80 AND 100,000 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN THE PROTECTORATE -- MAINLY YEMINI TRIBESMEN. NOW EVERYONE OVER THE AGE OF EIGHT, NOT BORN IN ADEN, HAS TO REGISTER WITH THE GOVERNMENT.

    REGISTRATION STATIONS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, WHERE ALIENS HAVE TO PRODUCE TWO PHOTOGRAPHS, SIGN THEIR NAMES -- OR LEAVE A THUMB IMPRINT. DESPITE EARLY REPORTS OF A BOYCOTT, BUSINESS IS BOOMING.

    ANYONE FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REGULATIONS FACES A HEAVY FINE, IMPRISONMENT OR DEPORTATION BACK TO THE YEMEN. THE ADEN ECONOMY IS HEAVILY DEPENDENT ON THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AS A PLENTIFUL SUPPLY OF LABOUR FOR THE GIANT OIL REFINERY AND MANY SERVICE INSTALLATIONS.

    (THIS REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN COINCIDES WITH 'OPERATION NUTCRACKER', IN WHICH SOME 2,000 TROOPS OF THE SOUTH ARABIAN FEDERAL ARMY, SUPPORTED BY BRITISH UNITS, HAVE LAUNCHED AN ALL-OUT DRIVE ON DISSIDENT TRIBESMEN IN RUGGED DESERT COUNTRY NORTH OF ADEN.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7JM4Z5F81GHSPVDN3515UQQNU
    Media URN:
    VLVA7JM4Z5F81GHSPVDN3515UQQNU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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