• Short Summary

    A pushing and shoving match erupted at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday (Oct. 3), over the fate of a Chilean communist leader captured by the new military junta.

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    A pushing and shoving match erupted at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday (Oct. 3), over the fate of a Chilean communist leader captured by the new military junta.

    The tense episode arose after the Soviet Ambassador, Jacob Malik, and other communist bloc delegates called for urgent action to save the life of Senor Luis Corvalan, who they said was in peril of execution.

    The Chilean representative, Raul Bazan Davila, told the Assembly that Senor Corvalan, while accused of having organised a military force to fight the Chilean army, had not yet even been tried.

    At the rostrum, Senor Bazan became involved in a shoving match and an angry exchange of words with the Saudi Arabian delegate, Jamil Baroody, who supported the appeal for action on Senor Corvalan's behalf.

    SYNOPSIS: Chilean Ambassador Raul Bazan Davila and Saudi Arabian delegate Jamil Baroody became involved in a pushing and shoving match at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday. The tense episode arose over the fate of a captured Chilean communist leader, Senor Luis Corvalan, who the Soviet and other communist bloc delegates said was in peril of execution by the new military junta. Senor Bazan said the Communist leader had been accused of organising a military force against the Chilean army, but had not yet come to trial. After an incident in which the Chilean Ambassador was called to order by the Acting President of the Assembly, the shoving match and angry exchange between the two diplomats began. The Saudi Arabian delegate supported action to save the Chilean communist leader.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9D0D32P0L6GUW90HB4BYEX9C
    Media URN:
    VLVA9D0D32P0L6GUW90HB4BYEX9C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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