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Thursday, June 2, 1977 THE MICHIGA
Eritreans near

AN DAILY

page Seven

iNDIYPg ee

independence
EDITOR'S NOTE - A lit- semi - desert Sahel district
tie noted war has been going showed no evidence of an Ethi-
on for more than 15 years in opean government military pre-
a remote area of Africa. Re- sence. There was, however, a
bels there are seeking to force of nearly 4,000 EPLF
separate the province of Eri- troops firmly entrenched here.
trea from Ethiopia and set With fighters from the some-
up an independent nation. times rival ELF, the rebels
lere is a report on the sit- claim to have encircled Asmara
uation by an AP correspon- and every other Ethiopian-con-
dent and photographer who trolled city.
made a week-long visit be- "After our successful achieve-
hind rebel lines. meets in the military field, es-
pecially with the complete lib-
NAKFA, Ethiopia (P) - After eration of the Sahel, we are
15 years of armed struggle, re- preparing ourselves for another
bels seeking independence for big offensive," said EPLF chief-
the Ethiopian province of Eri- tan Isaias Afewerki in an inter-
trea claim their goal is in sight. view in an underground office
They have pushed govern- at a base headquarters near
ment troops into a handful of here.
besieged cities and assert they SAHEL, a parched, moun-
are preparing offensives that tainotis ar a with a population
could take them into. the pro- of 50.000 in the northernmost
vincial capital of Asmara it- corner of Eritrea, is the sec-
self. and largest of nine districts in
WITH THE Marxist military the province, a former Italian
government in'the national cap- colony formally incorporated
ital of Addis Ababa reportedly into Ethiopia in 1962.
preparing to send as many as Nafka became the first dis-
200,000 armed peasants into the trict capital to fall into rebel
province, bordering on the stra- hands on March 22. Afahet, the
tegic Red Sea, Eritrea troops last stronghold in the district,
say the control the entire fell to EPIC troops julst weeks
countryside and talk of attacks ago.
on cities still in government EPLF posters sprouted with
tands -the message: "Today Nakfa,
In Cairo on Tuesday, an Eri- Tomorrow Asmara."
trean separatist leader said re- EPIF leaders deny the move-
bel forces have begun an all-ouUt mnt is Marxist - oriented as
attack on the city of Agrodat, it has been freqently de-
in the central part of the pro- scribed. They call their org-n-
vince, and are engaged in ization a national democ ratic
heavy fighting with government liberation movement. They
troops there. claim they want to establish a
S osman Saleh Sabbi, a leader demo-ratic government that
of the Eritrean Liberation Front will improve the living condi-
(ELF) said the capture of Ag- ions of all Eritreans and al-
AP Photo rodat would pave the way for low them to participate in the
h the "Eri- the conquest of Asmara, political and economic life of
ight. These STRIKING evidence of the country.
tle. rebels' military successes is the
approximately 700 government 7 31 South state
soldiers held prisoner in three
camps in the Eritrean - con-
jeld trotted Sahel district, the nor- S T E
thernmost part of the province.
About 40 of the men are offic-
s and two or ers, many of them trained in TONIGHT AT 7:00 & 9:00
related fields the United States. MUHAMMAD Au' In
grand juries. A week-long trip by an As-
he subpoenas sociated Press correspondent
bring notes, and photographer with troops of
tents, film or the Ethiopian People's Libera- aCOLUMBIA/EM!
tion Front (EPLF) into the at /

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1HE1 PROVINCE OF Eritrea has been at war with Ethiopia for some 15 years witl
trcean People's Liberation Front" claiming their goals for independence are in s
Eritrean women serve in the rebel army in every capacity, including front-line bat

Reporters request grand
W A S H I N G T O N () - forced to betray the confidence
The Newspaper Guild, a union of his sources or go to jail. To-
representing 40,000 reporters, day, it has become a disgrace-
asked Congress yesterday to ful commonplace, and I would
pass legislation barring grand hope that the subcommittee
juries from eliciting confiden- will see fit to eliminate it in
tial information from report- one of the areas' where it is
ers. most prevalent," he told the
"The issuance of subpoenas subcommittee.
to news gatherers has become HE SAID many members of
a veritable contagion," said the media in the past opposed
Charles Perlik, president of The any legislative attempt to ex-
Newspaper Guild. empt reporters from testifying
"YOUR consideration of bad- before grand juries, " believing
ly needed reforms in the grand it was implicit in the First
jury system offers an oppor- Amendment which states that
tunity to give. legislative sanc- Congress shall pass no law
tion to the right of news gath- abridging freedom of the press.
erers to protect their informa- But in 1972 he said, the Su-
tion and sources from, federal preme Court ruled that re-
grand jury inquisition and pro- porters are not exempt from
vide a model for state legisla- grand jury inquiries.
lion to the same end." Legislative attempts to, pro-
Perlik appeared before the tect reporters since then have
House Judiciary Committee's bogged down in disagreements
subcommittee on immigration, over limitations and qualifica-
citizenship and international tions on reporters' privilege, he
law which is considering sever- said.
al proposals for changes in the RESEARCH conducted by
grand jury system. the organization shows that at
"Before 1970, it was relative- least 60 subpoenas have been
ly rare for a reporter to be issued during the last six years
ANN AF0UiI0 MLM C4-CUI
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jury sh
requiring reporter
three persons in
to appear before
In many cases, t
required them to
transcripts, docun
other materials.
Contempt citati
sued in 17 cases
porters refused 'to
tions or provide
materials and five
Perlik added.
Wheat is the chi
for both man and

ons were is-
when the re-
answer ques-
the required
e went to jail,
ef cereal crop
I animals.

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