The wife of President Sadat of Egypt, Mrs.
GV & SV Egyptian President's wife, Mrs. Anwar Sadat speaking in Arabic
GV Iranian and PLO demonstrators at conference as Mrs. Sadat continues to speak (4 shots)
CU P.L.O. member Leila Khaled speaking in English to observers at conference
CU Mrs. Sadat speaking in Arabic
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Background: The wife of President Sadat of Egypt, Mrs. Jehan Sadat, was shouted down by pro-Palestinians on Tuesday (15 July) when she addressed the United Nations Women's Conference in Copenhagen. Then 25 delegates, led by the Palestine Liberation Organisation, walked out of the conference in protest against Egypt's signing of a peace treaty with Israel.
SYNOPSIS: Mrs. Sadat was speaking about the condition of Egyptian women. Her address came on the second day of the two-week conference attended by about 15-hundred women from 140 countries. The protest headed by the P.L.O., gave rise to fears that the conference might fail in its avowed purpose of discussing the situation of women under the heading of "equality, development and peace."
The former terrorist, and now a member of the P.L.O. delegation, Leila Khaled, was questioned about the walkout.
There were reports that Israel might demand the extradition of Miss Khaled from Denmark on charges of hijacking an aircraft. But a spokesman for the Danish Ministry of Justice said Miss Khaled was in the country like all other delegates and was not wanted by Interpol.
A P.L.O. representative said later that the protest was not intended as a personal attack on Mrs. Sadat.