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    THE GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE IS APPLYING TO A POLICE COURT IN MONROVIA, LIBERIA, FOR THE EXTRADITION OF BRIGADIER-GENERAL DAVID LANSANA.

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    THE GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE IS APPLYING TO A POLICE COURT IN MONROVIA, LIBERIA, FOR THE EXTRADITION OF BRIGADIER-GENERAL DAVID LANSANA. GENERAL LANSANA, WHO WAS INVOLVED IN LAST YEAR'S MILITARY COUP IN SIERRA LEONE, HAS BEEN DESCRIBED BY SIERRA LEONE AS A FUGITIVE. HE IS ACCUSED OF WRONGFULLY ARRESTING MR. SIAKA STEVENS, NOW RESTORED AS PRIME MINISTER.

    SIERRA LEONE'S FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. L. A. M. BREWAH, AND THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL, MR. R. RENNER, ARE LEADING THE EXTRADITION PROCEEDING IN MONROVIA. THEY HAVE APPLIED FOR EXTRADITION UNDER A TREATY BETWEEN BRITAIN AND ITS DEPENDANT TERRITORIES AND LIBERIA IN 1892. BUT GENERAL LANSANA'S COUNSEL HAS REJECTED THE CLAIM ON THE GROUNDS THAT SIERRA LEONE IS NOW INDEPENDENT.

    AFTER STARTING LAST YEAR'S COUP, GENERAL LANSANA FELL OUT WITH HIS BROTHER OFFICERS AND WAS APPOINTED CONSUL-GENERAL IN NEW YORK. WHEN JUNIOR ARMY AND POLICE OFFICERS OUSTED THE SIERRA LEONE MILITARY JUNTA IN APRIL AND HANDED BACK THE ADMINISTRATION TO CIVILIANS , GENERAL LANSANA WAS RECALLED. HE REFUSED TO COME HOME AND WENT TO LIBERIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADLK3KE25FMYBK6HT2JLQGG5D2
    Media URN:
    VLVADLK3KE25FMYBK6HT2JLQGG5D2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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