The Michigan Daily-Sunday, March 25, 1979-Page 5
PAKISTAN COUR T RECOMMENDS CLEMENCY
Bhutto sentence upheld
hI ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - The
Pakistan Supreme Court yesterday
unanimously upheld the death sentence
against ousted Prime Minister Zulfikar
Ali Bhutto. But the court recommended
clemency, thereby leaving him one last
hope of escaping the gallows.
The ruling threw Bhutto's fate into
the hands of the man who toppled him
from power in 1977, President Moham-
med Zia ul-Haq.
GEN. ZIA, who has refused clemency
...;'....to almost 400 convicted murderers in
his 20 months in power, had no im-
mediate public comment on the
decision. He said previously he would
support the high court's findings, but it
was unclear what influence the
clemency recommendation would
Bhutto, convicted of murder con-
spiracy, has said he will not ask for
mercy because it would be an ad-
mission of guilt, and he has forbidden
his family from doing so.-
But after the court recommended
clemency yesterday, his lawyer, Yahya
Bakhtiar, concluded: "The death sen-
tence is out. I feel relieved. But I was
disappointed in the rest of the
judgment. Mr. Bhutto should not be
hanged after this.".
DOZENS OF WORLD leaders, in-
cluding President Carter, Pope John
Paul II and Soviet President Leonid
AP Photo Brezhnev, have asked Zia to spare the
51-year-old Bhutto's life. Any Pakistani
vay toward can file an application. for executive
clemency, or Zia could act on his own
t It was not known whether any ap-
plications would be made. Any must be
uthwestern filed within seven days of official
travellers notification of a death warrant, which is
expected in about a week. That means
Bhutto may have as little as two weeks
In London, Bhutto's son, Shah Naoz
Bhutto, told reporters he will not
request clemency, "because my father
himself has said he will not. I was told
from Pakistan today that when his
lawyer told him about the court
decision, my father again repeated that
he will not ask Zia for mercy."
IN SUGGESTING clemency, the
judges said they supported Bakhtiar's
position that the sentence should be
commuted to life imprisonment
because Bhutto did not wield the mur-
der weapon and was not at the scene of
The High Court in Lahore last year
convicted Bhutto of ordering four of his
security police to ambush, a political.
rival, Ahmed Reza Kasuri, in 1974.
Kasuri survived *but his father was
killed. The four agents also were con-
victed and condemned to die.
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TUESDAY, MAR. 27th
8:00 P.M. Multi-Purpose
THE FLOOD-SWOLLEN Illinois River has engulfed this park in downtown Peoria, Illinois and is inching its w
Winds and rain lash Midwesi
By the Associated Press
Winterlike weather 'refused to leave
the Midwest ,yesterday, lashing the
region with wind, snow and rain. Roads
were drifted over, power lines were
torn down by falling trees and water-
logged Illinois was threatened with
Temperatures plunged in the-
Mississippi Valley, ranging from the
teens in Minnesota to the low 30s as far
south as Arkansas.
As rain and snow pelted Illinois,
authorities kept watch on the swollen
Illinois River, which already had
chased 2,000 people from their homes
along a 100-mile stretch from Hennepin
THE RIVER had held steady at 28
feet, 7 inches at Peoria-an inch below
the record set in 1943-since Thursday,
but the National Weather Service
predicted it would crest at 29% feet last
Muddy water swirled through city
streets as police in boats picked their
way through logs and other debris to
seek out trapped people and guard
"Any precipitation adds to the
flooding," a spokesman for the
National Weather Service said. "We
expect 1 to 3 inches of accumulation.
And the ground is so saturated there's
no place for it to go."
Friday night rains in northern Illinois
and Indiana worsened the flooding,
which has been caused primarily by
melting of the winter's record snowfall
in northern Illinois.
MICHIGAN'S Upper Peninsula,
which already had recorded 340 inches
of snow, got up to 12 additional inches
as 40 mph winds piled drifts five feet
high on ice-slicked roads and highways,
state police said.
State trooper Jack Hodges said some
snowplows had bogged down and others
had been ordered off the roads.
Michigan 23 was closed the 44 miles
from Munising to Marquette. "People
can't get into Marquette" from ,any
direction, Hodges said.
Power was knocked out for two hours
in parts of Marquette Friday night
when freezing rain that preceded the
snow caused a tree to fall on a power
line. Another outage hit Houghton for
several hours yesterday morning.
IN WISCONSIN, up to 6 inches of
snow left many secondary roads in the
northern part of the state impassible,
and the northbound lanes of Interstate
94 were closed by drifts in the 7-mile
stretch between Foster and Ossee.
Slippery conditions were reported in
much of the rest of the state.
Snowdrifts as high as truck cabs were
reported along U.S. 14 in sou
Minnesota, and hundreds of
were re orted stranded.
High winds accompanying the rain-
storm in North Carolina ripped off
roofs, uprooted trees, knocked down
power lines and damaged several air-
planes, authorities said. A tornado
reportedly touched down in Castle
Hayne, damaging the roof of one house
but causing no injuries.
IN LONG BEACH, parts of the roofs
of two cottages were ripped off and
carried more than a half mile by strong
A forest service light plane was flip-
ped over and destroyed at New
Hanover County Airport in Wilmington.
A hangar also was severely damaged,
and two Piedmont Airlines aircraft
sustained minor damage when one was
spun around into the other.
Kansas was cleaning up from a
snowstorm that left some cities without
power for as long as 10 hours Friday as
near-freezing temperatures, up to 6 in-
ches of snow and winds gusting to 55
mph caused the worst damage ever to
the state's electric power system.
No storm-related deaths or injuries
Profs. win fellowship
Two University faculty members are
winners of the Sloan Fellowships for
They are astronomy. Prof. Robert
Kirshner and physics Prof. Rudolf
The fellowship, which runs for two
years and allots $10,000 a year, is given
this year to 78 young scientists in 39
colleges and universities in the United
States and Canada.
The fellowship, given by the Alfred P.
Sloan Foundation, is for "stimulating
advances in fundamental research by
young faculty scientists at a time in
their careers when government and
other support is difficult to obtain."
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MONDA Y, MA RCH 26 th
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