• Short Summary

    President Sadat continues his campaign to outlaw telephone tapping in the United Arab Republic. Yesterday?

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    GV PAN people looking at files and tape to be burned
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    SV & CU tapes being unloaded to be burned (2 shots)
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    SV firemen look on
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    SCU man with kerosene can
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    CU PAN Sadat arrives waving crowd
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    CU kerosene being poured over tapes
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    SCU kerosene poured onto files
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    SV officials looking at tapes and files being burned (2 shots)
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    SV crowd chanting near fire
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    CU burning tapes and files
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    TV PAN crowd chanting near fire.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: President Sadat continues his campaign to outlaw telephone tapping in the United Arab Republic. Yesterday (Monday), he put in a special appearance when the results of 'phone tapping -- scores of tape-recorded conversations - were ceremonially burned at the Interior Ministry, Cairo.

    Secret files, collected by the now-disbanded state security department, also went up in smoke. In his speech disclosing plans for a coup to overthrow him, President Sadat said he discovered his own telephone had been tapped.

    SYNOPSIS: In Cairo, President Sadat's campaign against telephone tapping and other secret service activities continued at the Ministry of Interior on Monday. Scores of taped conversations -- the result of 'phone tapping -- as well as secret files were prepared for a ceremonial burning. Most of the materia security department.

    President Sadat and several of his ministers put in a special appearance to watch the destruction of the files. Earlier in May, in his speech disclosing plans of an attempted coup against his leadership, President Sadat announced that his own telephone had been tapped. Among former leaders still in jail outside Cairo is the man who organised the security network, former Interior Minister Sarawy Gomaa. He faces possible trial alongside former Vice-President Aly Sabry and other leaders implicated in the abortive coup.

    While the bonfire continued, about a hundred-and-eighty tapes were saved from the flames. These were said to have been found at the homes of dismissed ministers and to contain vital information about their plot.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADCXJLUBOKLU05X19TIKI3WSKS
    Media URN:
    VLVADCXJLUBOKLU05X19TIKI3WSKS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
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    N/A

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