• Short Summary

    President Idi Amin of Uganda on Friday (10 March) attended a passing-out parade for three hundred new prison officers.

  • Description

    President Idi Amin of Uganda on Friday (10 March) attended a passing-out parade for three hundred new prison officers.

    They are the first to complete the seven month training course since the overthrow of ex-President Obote.

    During a speech to the new officers, President Amin said that too many prisoners are being held in Ugandan jails for unnecessarily long periods before being sent to trial. The president quoted instances of man spending three years or more in jail - and then being acquitted when brought to court.

    President Amin said it was part of a prison officer's job to take up such cases whenever they occurred.

    (At present Ugandan jails are holding about ten thousand prisoners. The Minister of Internal Affairs, Lieutenant-Colonel Ernest Obitre' gama says the prison population has declined by about 12 per cent since the present government took office a year ago.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8NMYLTRJMGHT5LOIPS3IHUCRQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8NMYLTRJMGHT5LOIPS3IHUCRQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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