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V55f-:ir OVERSEAS NEWS rsc-"':'..' THE G UA R D FA N. Monday July 191 1982 Soccer tour on edge of collapse From Patrick Laurence in Johannesburg The rebel soccer tour of South Africa was on the edge of collapse yesterday as the touring team played against a last minute substitute side before a small crowd at Orlando Stadium in the black township of Soweto. Amazulu, a Durban-based club, was brought in after three clubs withdrew from matches which had been arranged against the touring SAB Internationals, as the rebels have been billed. One of the three clubs, Orlando Pirates, was due to play the tourists yesterday. The withdrawal of the three clubs Orlando Pirates. TCaizer Chiefs, and Moroka Swallows followed lobbying against participation in matches against the rebels by black political movements, including the Azanian People's Organisation, and predominantly black trade unions. The three clubs are all contenders for honours in the league run bv the Football Council of South Africa. All three are largely black sides, whose fans are drawn from the black community. Their withdrawal has serious financial implications for the success of the tour. Without their participation, the ability of the remaining matches to draw large crowds must be in doubt, particularly because of the growing threat of a widely-organised and supported boycott against the tour at both plaver and spectator level. The tour has already been hit bv the withdrawal from the touring side of the Argentinian stars. Ossie Ardiles and Marios Kcmpes. They flew out of South Africa at the weekend. In a joint statement at the weekend, 12 black organisations labelled the tour a viola-lion of the international football organising body, FIFA, and made clear their view that South Africa's "political status quo " was still a barrier to the rcadmission of South African football to FIFA. They promised to expose any attempts to "trick the outside world " into believing that the situation was normal, and described the covert involvement of Smith Africans in organisa- ing the tour as " chicanery and a betrayal of the liberation struggle for personal gain." Noting that black employees of the tour sponsors, South African Breweries, had recently struck for "a living wage," the statement added : "Yet they had the temerity and arrogance to underwrite such an expensive venture." After giving a warning of a boycott against South African Breweries, the statement ended: "Gone is the theory that soccer is more than religion to blacks. The national interest has superseded that false notion." The chairman of Orlando Pirates, Mr John Mabaso, said after a meeting with the black organisations: "We had no alternative but to call the game off. It was a call of the nation which I could not ignore." . The director of Kaizer Chiefs Mr Kaizer Motaung, said : " We were kept in the dark about the tour. I don't like to be told to do things against my will." Even before the meeting with black organisations, he had made it clear his anger at being presented with a tour as a fait accompli. The director of Moroka Swal lows, Mr David Chabedi, said : " I, also heeded the call of the nation. The people we met said the tour was not in the interests of the blacks but in the interests of the apartheid system. Swallows were not for mally consulted about the tour." Observers predicted yesterday that any attempt by the president of the Football council of South Africa, Mr George Thabe, to discipline tne tnree clubs would provoke widespread anger and protest from the black community. 4 Calamity' in Italy From George Armstrong in Rome Lack of rain and nearly a month of . uninterrupted high temperatures has forced the authorities to declare a state of ' calamity" in Italy's southern regions of Apulia and Basili-cata, and on Sicily and Sardinia. The drought also extends to the country's northern border. The Po, which irrigates 25 per cent of the country's cultivated land, can now be crossed by wading at some points. The damage to crops is already estimated at 1,500 million. Many cattle are being slaughtered because of the water shortage, while others are dying of pneumonia because of intense heat during the day and cooling winds at night. Temperatures between 85 and 100 degress fahrenheit have been common almost everywhere since the beginning of the monght! and last week Palermo reported a temperature of 111 degrees fahrenheit. The forecast offers no relief. AP adds: In Apulia in the south, the regional government announced it was offering visiting tourists "assured hospitality." Tourists who meet with bad weather, poor hotels or dirty beaches will be compensated financially, it said, i Prison suicide prompts Argentine pledge of help From Jeremy Morgan offer an opportunity to in- to be to release qudetly, and in tlves, is now referring all later 270 were still In gaol, even public footpath below Villa De-In Buenos Aires fluence the result, perhaps its own time, those detainees it inquiries to the courts. though they had completed voto's 20-foot whitewashed The suicide in nrison of a stressing that some of those no longer considers a threat. The Mothers of the Plaza de sentences imposed by military walls and barriers force pass-political prisoner has prompted now being released after years Mr Miguel Del Pla, the Mayo, who attracted over 750 tribunals and a further 120 ing cars to slow down. Notices Argentina's military govern- " gaol were originally de- mot0r industry union member people to their regular weekly were still held after finishing warn that sentries will open ment to guarantee . psychiatric tained not by the armed wnose detention by police in protest in Buenos Aires last civil terms in prison, the fire on anyone , approaching, help for 15 other detainees forces, but at the order of the Cordoba last month was not Thursday, say they will pursue assembly said. Life, meanwhile, goes on in whose " extremely grave state Peronist government before it admitted until after a demon- the case of missing children Among these prisoners is the surrounding suburban bun-of depression " is worrying was overthrown in the March, stration in the capital 400 through the law. Miss Daisy Jane Hobson, sub- fialows. human rights organisations. cp' J "ironists are mjes away is now alleged to But human rights leaders led of a British Government Inside, Miss Hobson is held The pledge by the Justice widely uppea to win the next nave been tortured with an pojnt out that recourse to the inquiry earlier this year. She with three other women in a Minister. Dr Jaime Lucas election. electric probe while in custody, courts has often failed to pro- and her husband, both about cell nine feet long and six feet Lennon, was in response to a letter from the Centre for Legal and Social Studies after 29-vear-old Mr Jorge Miguel Toledo had hanged himself at. Caseros Gaol in Buenos Aires on June 29. Dr Lucas Lennon S QUiCk re- , . , sponse after years tin wnien tne authorities have sometimes i5ui.u .o .r.." cai pii&uiiett. iieiu ai mc uuu- osition of the executive nower has caused surprise, Some observers speculate that the Government may . be mov- ing towards lormany recog- n;;rr tht tiocrini fti- Dolitical detention will have to be resolved before the military hands over power to a civilian government between now and March, 1984. Any solution would presumably also have to answer the long-running questions about Argentina's desaparecidos the thousands of missing people who vanished since a bloody struggle broke out between the Government and left-wing opponents in the mid-1970s. The suggestion is that some military circles believe that an inauirv is now inevitable at some stage and that it would be better for them to be seen not standing in its way, and perhaps even assisting it. Cynics argue that this would Mass. demonstration backs conduct of Lebanon Begin denies PLO has month to From Eric Silver tion in Tel-Aviv's Town Hall in Jerusalem Square has bequeathed Mr Mr Begin served notice on Begin a new burst of confi- the United States and the dence at a time when Israel Palestinians at the weekend appeared to be losing that initia- that the 6,000 guerrillas now tive. The organisers claimed an besieged in West Beirut do not attendance of more than have 30 days to get out, as the 200,000, but even if that was Reagan Administration had exaggerated no one could dis- hoped. P"te that it was the biggest " We have finished off 90 per political meeting in Israel's 34- cent of the terrorists," the year history. Prime Minister told an exul- Demonstrators were crowded tant pro-Government rally in shoulder to shoulder, spilling Tel-Aviv, " and we can finish over into neighbouring streets. AMSTERDAM : The Syrian Foreign Minister, Mr Abdel-Halim Khaddam, said yesterday that his country was prepared to accept leaders of the PLO, but that Syria maintained its refusal to accept PLO guerrillas trapped in West Beirut. Speaking to reporters at Schiphol Airport, he recalled that most of the PLO leaders originally stayed in Damascus before they went to Beirut. Reuter. off the other 10 per cent. The murderers in Beirut do not have 30 days to leave." Nonetheless, Israel is giving diplomacy a further chance. ForeeimrMin ?'e'n S t, t . rThinet vestpf dav nn his latest rnnnrt at talks with the Amer icxr T mediator Mr Habib De- snite Dersistent Palestinian and Svrian infractions the military spokesman insisted Israel is restricting its retaliation to the sources of fire and is " exert- ine everv effort to safeguard the ceasefire Saturday night's demonstra- Israelis From our Own Correspondent in Jerusalem ine tranian uirust iuwcuus Basra has been contained but j the neighbouring Arab yesterday to both Tehran and leader to President Saddam Damascus has adopted the line Iraqi army. They see little not repelled. Israeli experts; caDitais Saudi Arabia and Baghdad to exercise restraint. Hussein's war aims. Iran has that, if Iran's aim is to topple chance that his traditional expect Ayatollah Khomeini to : Kuwait 'which have given Iraq Riyadh was anxious not to be actually defined Jordan as Saddam Hussein, Syria will co- foes the Kurds, the Shi'ites, persevere with his campaign to financiai and logistical support identified too closely wiia being in a state of war. If the operate, but it will have and the Communists can con-export the Islamic revolution eince the war started two years either side, and has even Iranians take southern Iraq, nothing. to do with any attempt solidate their opposition. by force of arms, and to try to bring down President Saddam Hussein's secular Ba'athist regime. With undisguised relish, one Jerusalem analyst arguea yes rHav that the' renewed Gulf . wnniri increase the disar- war would increase me aisar 3? "iSS. aarffi. vasion of Lebanon. Alarm at From Inder Malhotra in New Delhi On too Of rape and aowry deaths, a new menace is worry- practice was banned in Govern- ironical it is," she added, ing women here the ante-natal ment hospltais and all pub- "that .the British in India sex determinant test which is Ucity avoided. should have banned female ih-being used, or rather abused, to unserunnlous orivate fahticide and we should be re-abort female foetuses. JSlT'LESSfc viving it 35 years after While the problem has not yet assumed the alarming pro- portions ot tne miming ot brides who bring an insufft- cient dowry, it is likely to grow because the desire to get taken by a husband-and-wife doing brisk business in abort-rid of unwanted girls is rooted team in Amritsar, in Punjab, ing female foetuses for large deep in the dowry system. Who have been advertising fees. He had found that only This, instead of being miti- their instant facility to deter- female foetuses were aborted, gated by modernisation of mine the sex of unborn even in cases where the par-Indian society, is being aggra- children and to get rid of -the ents had three sons and no vated by it. female foetuses. Neither the daughter previously. During the last week, there has been a campaign, especi- local authorities have' done ment and the medical profes-ally by women's organisation anything while doctors else- sion to act against this and some leading doctors, to where, including Delhi, Bom- practice, but warned against a ban the pre-natal sex deter- minant test, called aminocen-tesis. The Government is showing signs of taking action. However, human rights acti- vists point out that the nro- mdse of medical help was the minimum forced rnneessinn the authorities had to make, since they would anyway have had to take action. The Gov- eminent rnnlrt nnt affnni in - - oversee a string of prison sui- cides, committing mortal sin in " ec- ui AiKciiuiia s uie- aommantiy uamowc population, they say. nnntrin. events which SUggest there has been ,ittle chance in the Gov- Grnment's attitude. This seems i - Housing of Falklands troops 'inadequate' From Paul Keel in Port Stanley ACCOMMODATION for British troops stationed on the Falkland Islands is extremely inadequate, Major-General Jeremy Moore acknowledged yesterday, before handing over to his successor as land forces commander. Speaking at Government House, in the capital, Port Stanley, the General said that the problem was finding suitable sites for erecting the hutted accommodation that inuepeiiueiii. uoservers esu- mated the turnout at double that for the rival Peace Now rally two weeks earlier. Mr Begin was joined by most of the Cabinet and coalition MPs, as well as the mayors and concil chairmen of northern border towns and villages, for whose benefit the war ostensibly was fought. It had the ring of. an election meeting as the Prime Minister reminded his audience of his pledge a year ago that there would be no more Katyushas on Kiryat Shmona, and mocked the Labour Opposition for challenging the national con sensus. ii d u)- v;r,r, nt Israel " the crowd responded in the humid July heat beating the air with their fists. dead bodies? read a thicket of posters. Labour MPs could Pnaxo ivrnin hut nnf nver nnr only complain sourly after- wards that a Prime Minister should not orchestrate his own rally of support. Peace Now protested to the broadcasting authority that the pro-war demonstration had veen televised live on the nine o'clock news, while its meeting naa oeen coverea rrom ine siu- iween western .areiz nwa luuaiie aicus, as ins nrsi um- dio. and Trans Jordan," with open cial .guest. relish Arab .'disarray! in Bv transferring the battle to Iraai soil, the ayatollah has presented fresh dilemmas to i,n-h hie frionis ami his eni. ;nfh v,ic f-.-onrts nTlli his eni. ago. are treading very warny. turned to oyria-io exnauai au ooraaman targets woum cume m wyyn m aum Reuter adds: Iran yesterday nohinrt tho sppnps" the diplomatic possibilities. .; within their range. Since last weeks invasion, . ' Behind the scenes, the sudis have hot " We believe the king is wor- Damascus has kept quiet. It is claimed further successes Israeli expert suggested, they approaChed Egypt, the main ried," the Israeli expert said, waiting to see what develops, against Iraq. A military corn-are trying to buy security by Arab military power in the "He will be compelled to do though it has already gained a munique said that, in the diplomatic means. Thev know area, with any idea of con- something, but we don't know certain precarious strength , t gt npration inside Tran they will have to live with Iran so why not come to S ' (lini Sr?; . EZi.! role it played under the Shah, ' . j 3 Ua Oh.li ' girl foetus scandal Misuse of this modern medical test was first noticed six years ago when the country TO ,lr,jar uimnnnra mlo The licpH thn ante-natal test to maije quick money by pander- jng to popular prejudice against female offspring. The lead in this has been Indian Medical Council nor the bay, and Calcutta, have been qutck to cash in on the boom, Reaction has been strong, " Is this our version of the Nazi A prominent human rights camn;iiener Dr Jose Wester- kamp whose 29-vear-old son, r:,iciu',fn h hpn held for nearly seven vears without charge, was detained for three days last week. Dr Westerkamp man .ji-rncforl affor viciiint? his I il . i n .ili ii ..Lib. - ..... - ii son at the prison, in the south- em citv of Rawson, apparently in connection wun a remain which he said the judicial sys- tern there was " indnerative." earlier this year said it would issue information on individual dpannnrpridps to rinse rela- should be arriving, in the islands shortly. "It is going to be. several months before the troops are adequately housed," he said. " We can get the portacabins down here, but the problem is where to put them. AH the ground is sown with mines, you cannot go around putting buildings up anywhere you will lose feel.", Some troops were being accommodated on board ships in Port Stanley harbour, but the problem there was one of getting the men ashore daily Waving placards and flags, The Prime Minister nre- dieted that the fightuig in Lebanon would soon come to an ena. Airer max. ne pro- mised- Israel wpuld sign a Pace treaty this year with Lebanon. "We no not want pvpn one inch of Lebanese Territory," he reiterated. "We shall sign a peace treaty on the basis of Lebanon's territorial integrity, There will be cooperation in the spheres of politics, defence. and economics. . . " Mr Begin said his next step would be to offer peace to King Hussein of Jordan, based on "a free confederation be- and ' feel if is not wise to alienate Iran." The official Saudi Arabian radio, for instance, annealed structing a . united front, though Egypt nas Deen neiping - 6f nw nnH SSS-i a -Wt back into Atqh i the Arab fold. final solution?" demanded Miss Vina Mazumdar, a leading woman social worker of Delhi at an all-nartv seminar. " How independence." A doctor of the All India institute oi Medical sciences in Delhi said he was aware of at least 50 doctors who were He wanted both the Govern- total ban on amniocentesis on tne grouna mat it was useful in preventing children with genetic defects. duce information in the past, and rarely releases. However, the courts have supported several cases this vear when detainees sought their constitu- tional right to leave the coun- try. a,.nn i. V..I.I.IU. X-l U U CVII LllUUgJl IJCHUIIVO Ul prisoners have been released this vear the Permanent Assemhlv lor Human merits recently estimated that 460 nennle were still hein lipid tion "at the disposition of the executive Dower." in theory, President Bienone. Another - 1 for their tasks in assisting the civil government in its programme of reconstruction, the General said. . More than half the capital's 360 households are thought to have troops billeted on their floors, while other soldiers are crammed into civil administration buildings around Stanley. There are 5.000 troops stationed on the Falklands, and today 050 men of the Queens Own Higii-landers are due to arrive Before his departure for war o 'Regional policeman' role seen for Iran Israelis show their support for bridges and a free Mediter- ranean port in Haifa or Ashdod. Tn annthpr snpppn at thp tpi- Aviv rally, the Defence Minis- ter, Mr Sharon, offered " temporary asylum " in Israel to anv nf the besiepprl Males-, tinians whose handswere not " stained with blood " on condi- tion that they renounced mem- bership of the guerrilla organisation. Qn the diplomatic front, israel was flattered at the weekend by the fact that the new Secretary of State, Mr Shultz, received the Israeli Ambassador to Washington, Mr ; Jordan's position is the most aeucate, since King Hussein has committed himself more closely tnan any other Arab whether he will stick to his commitments. o iar, ne nas ta.. thD ,.,, in raiiin fnr an AS riMt" Syria, the ayatollah's prin- Vietnam in peace drive to counter Sihanouk From Paul Qulnn in Bangkok Mr Nguyen Co Thach, the Vietnamese Foreign Minister, arrived yesterday in Singapore, at the beginning of a South- east Asian tour that will also take him to Malaysia, and Thai- land. The three member states of the Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean are those who most actively oppose the Vietnamese, presence, in Kampuchea. The leader of the newly formed anti-Vietnamese coali- tion Government of Democratic Kampuchea, Prince Sihanouk, yesterday began j his interna- tional tour in Peking, where at a banquet mi his honour he heard his hosts call for greater coordination between the three factions that comprise the coalition. . Prince Sihanouk's aim is to 30- have been held seperately for about six years. She is in V1"a ucvolo, a rambling, grim monument to incarceration that ris.es . out of the sprawling suDuros ot nortn-west Buenos Aires. Ticrht sernritv and onmrHs - n - - - ---- toting machine guns along the prison's walls, testify to the oiuiuue 01 ine auiuuriiici almost four vears after the military declared their " vie- tnrv nvpr Afaryism " and the end of the "dirty war" against subversion. Nobodv Is allowed alone the f - Britain yesterday, General Moore said that his main feeling looking back over the Falklands campaign was one of relief that the end had been reached without more damage to human life. There was another sea and air alert in the Falklands at the weekend, when an unidentified aircraft flew into the 200-mile exclusion zone. Two Harriers took off from Port Stanley airfield, but the aircraft which had tripped the radar system was nnt intercepted. Mr Begin at Saturday's rally Israel tried to. turn American wrath at the use of cluster bombs in the Lebanese war by areuinu. ma ioie io tne siaie Department, that they were de- ployed only against military targets. If civilians were hurt, me .Israelis uauueu, u because the PLO installed their guns among the civilian popuiauon. Reuter adds: An ammuni- tion dump where captured Pal- estinian ammunition had been dumped blew up yesterday, causing panic in northern Israel as the .blasts echoed across Galilee for three hours. Israeli officers had warned that some m me ajmuuiunuu nu uuumj- nraiuon iuu.oa ...n.u. trapped, adviser, Dr Usama al Baz. face of Iran cipal Arab ally, has also been put on tne spot Dy me invasion of an Arab country ny a non- Arab enemy, up to now, from Iran's initial success ana ine mreai it is posing to wi G u The Israelis believe .that the main danger, to Saddam Hus- attain support, preferably financial or military, for the new coalition. Despite this unnromisine nic- ture, Mr Thach apparently believes that something sub- stantial can come out of his tour. His negotiating brief is the. final declaration of the Indo-Chinese foreign ministers' conference held 10 days ago in Ho Chi Minh City, which calls for an international conference to discuss " regional problems," ,annndAwilch snufggftsf SCS " LBiTAjTi SJlSSi Tha1' Kampuchean border, Asean countries have dis- missed the Indo-Chinese propo- saiS( but Vietnamese officials say they are confident that Thailand, Asean's front-line country, is interested in taking a closer look, at the. sugges- tions. wide, for 21 hours each day, human rights sources say. The lavatory is a hole in the floor in one corner. jn a land 0f profligate beef- eating, meat is rare : the diet js primarily rice, . bread and vnootnhloc Thpre is nn milk. .wcwhHv..,. . . . w u only J ounce of cheese a month, and little fruit. Fish is piescnoeu 101 ine iiinna. inc diet and the lack ot exercise has left her " badly over- wffiffht " nlthoneh her morale does not seem to be suffering, "She lives with hope,'- a friend says. There is no suggestion of brutality or cruelty at Villa Devoto, where an estimated 150 political prisoners are still held. But reports from other prisons suggest regular punishment by guards, including periods of up to 60 days in solitary confinement. A guard at Caseros, where Mr Toledo ended his life after 4 years, recently had his sentence for mistreating prisoners increased by an appeal court. One of the 15 inmates identified in the centre's letter, is causing considerable concern : Mr Roberto Pasuccis's isolation was so complete seven weeks ago when his lawyers visited him that he would not talk even to them. Jordan mute on plan From Margi Bryant in Amman Israel's call for peace talks with King Hussein and the formation of a confederation is unofficially seen in Jordan as preposterous. There was no official reaction yesterday. Not only does the Begin plan call for two countries now in a state of enmity to become confederates, but it offers no recognition of the Palestinians or a special status for Jerusalem and, of course, it begs the question of a Lebanon settlement. Nor is Jordan particularly impressed by Israel's offer of free port facilities at Haifa, as Jordan already has a thriving Red Sea port at Aqaba, where a 92 million expansion and modernisation programme is well under way. Neither is a confederation viewed as an equal partnership ; Jordan's interests would be completely swamped by Israel's superior economic and military power. It would amount, in fact, to the annexa tion of Jordan which Israel could then use as a. Palestinian homeland without giving up any oi ine octuoieu lermones. Recent statements by the Israeli Defence Minister, Mr Sharon that Jordan could be we mime xTeueauiuem aiaic have already been regarded here as tantamount to a threat oi annexation, Israel's call for King Hussein to join Peace talks is seen as another attempt to draw Jordan into the Camp David process. The past week has seen the tentative beginning of talks between Jordan and Egypt, with a visit here by sein will come from the disaf- ieea eii-wmg oi nis own ua am i-arty,, ana pernaps trom miaaie-rann omcers in me ; Apstrnw -- - , - two Iraqi brigades and one bat- talion,. killing, or wounding more than 850 Iraqis. NOTICE TO ALL ADVERTISERS Owing to external industrial action, advertising deadlines are now at least three working days prior to publication. We regret any inconvenience caused, but this is due to circumstances' beyond our control. NEWS IN BRIEF Amnesty for Cairo prisoners EGYPT released 450 political prisoners yesterday to mark the imminent end of the Ramadan fast, Kate Finch reports from Cairo. Most were arrested during the crackdown on opposition which preceded President Sadat's assassination last October. Others were held in the post-assassination roundup of religious and political extremists. Among those released was the father of Khaled Islam-bouli, who led the four-man squad which killed Mr Sadat, and Sheikh Ahmed Abdel Salem el Mahallawi, the imam of an Alexandrian mosque well-known for his fiery fundamentalist preaching. Meanwhile, 300 members of the Jihad organisation, claimed by the authorities to have plotted an Iranian style Islamic revolution, are expected to go on trial after next week's post-Ramadan holiday. Shorter week THE Danish Finance Minister, Mr Mogens Lykketoft, has proposed that the work week should be cut and workers should absorb the ensuing pay loss. The proposal, which has shocked Denmark's labour movement, was presented in the ruling Social-Democratic Party's monthly journal. AP. Catnapper AN UNEMPLOYED Argentinian who admitted . he hunted cats " to cat them for my survival " has been arrested in Rome, it was reported yesterday. Oscar Serfo Lupina, aged 42, faces fines ranging between 4,000 to 120,000 lire ($1.66 to 5250). AP. Train crash SIX people were killed and many injured, six seriously, when an express train from West Germany to Italy hit a goods train head-on in Othmarsingen, Switzerland, yesterday. Authorities could not immediately explain how the trains came to be on the same track. Reuter. Bulgars bolt FIVE Bulgarians apparently defected to Turkey yesterday while visiting Istanbul on a boat trip, David Barchard reports. Turkish press sources said that the Bulgarians, all passengers on board the passenger boat Litva had failed to return before the ship sailed. There was no official comment on reports that they were seeking asylum Bandit' bases UGANDA Radio yesterday reported the capture of three camps which had been used by 2,000. "bandits," the term officially used in Kampala to describe anti-government guerrillas. The Internal Affairs Minister, said there was no fighting and that the rebels fled into border areas. AP. New attack SOMALIA has claimed tliat Ethiopian forces launched a new attack yesterday on the border town of Galdogob, usins Soviet-made tanks and artillery, but were driven back. " The enemy has been defeated and is on the run," the official Somali news agency Sonna said. Ethiopia has repeatedly denied any role in the clashes. AP. General moved GENERAL Milans del Bosch and Colonel Tejero, the two convicted leaders of the attempted coup on February 23 last year, who were both sentenced to 30 years imprisonment were secretly transferred from the military prison in Alcara de Henares at the weekend, Bill Cemlyn-Jones reports from. Madrid. Backing PRESIDENT Albert Ren6 of the Seychelles ended a state visit to Mauritius yesterday after giving backing to its campaign for the return of Diego Garcia, which Britain leases to the United States as a military base. Reuter.

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