• Short Summary

    On Wednesday (19 September), the bulk of the political prisoners granted amnesty by King Hussein were released.

  • Description

    On Wednesday (19 September), the bulk of the political prisoners granted amnesty by King Hussein were released. Some 764 detainees -- most of them Palestinian Commandos -- were originally to be released but on Thursday (20 September) the Jordanian Government announced that as many as 400 more prisoners may be set free.

    Most of the prisoners had been in detention since the Jordanian army closed down the guerrilla bases in Jordan in heavy fighting during 1970 and 1971.

    There were joyous scenes of dancing and tearful reunions as families who had waited outside the prison walls for many hours were reunited with the released men.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9P18NOWVK7453RFKZYKIDT8VW
    Media URN:
    VLVA9P18NOWVK7453RFKZYKIDT8VW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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