• Short Summary

    An Irish Catholic priest deported from Rhodesia has alleged that Africans there are living in constant fear of atrocities committed by the Rhodesian security forces.

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    An Irish Catholic priest deported from Rhodesia has alleged that Africans there are living in constant fear of atrocities committed by the Rhodesian security forces. Father Pascal Slevin said many blacks looked upon the security forces as terrorists and the guerrillas as liberators. The 43-year old priest ran a school and hospital mission station at Wedza, 80 million (130 kms) from the Mozambique border. He said his mission had a close relationship with the guerrillas in its area and he had long frequent conversations with the. Father Slevin, who was deported on Friday (7 October) after 15 years in Rhodesia, told a news conference in London on Saturday (8 October) of electric shocks applied to schoolchildren and of random beatings of Africans.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAVKU9WCIQSQ49DMAD5GEGJ943
    Media URN:
    VLVAVKU9WCIQSQ49DMAD5GEGJ943
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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