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    NICARAGUA, MANAGUA

    Eugene Hasenfus has been sentenced to thirty years in a Nicaraguan prison on the 15th November.

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    NICARAGUA, MANAGUA

    Eugene Hasenfus has been sentenced to thirty years in a Nicaraguan prison on the 15th November. As expected, the peoples tribunal which tried Hasenfus for smuggling arms to the Contras, found the American guilty and gave him the maximum penalty. Hasenfus showed no signs of emotion as the verdict was read and said only that he would appeal.

    At a press conference following the sentencing, a tearful Sally Hasenfus asked Sandinistas to show her husband mercy. The Nicaraguan government may yet commute Hasenfus' sentence. Some Sandinista officials say the move would show the world that the revolutionary government is humane. Others have argued Hasenfus should be used as an example to dissuado others from aiding the Contras.

    Source: REUTERS/NBC 1" VIDEOTAPE

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEOI34D154NLIUU8CB54CPAO9E
    Media URN:
    VLVAEOI34D154NLIUU8CB54CPAO9E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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