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Former Ugandan Official Ready to Testify Amin Ordered Bloch’s Death

August 18, 1977
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A former Ugandan minister has agreed to testify that President Idi Amin ordered the death of Mrs. Dora Bloch if the British government takes the case to the International Court of Justice at The Hague. Henry Kiyemba, who was Uganda’s Health Minister at the time of the Israeli rescue action at Entebbe Airport, has given this pledge to Greville Janner, MP.

Janner, who has been pressing for legal action against Uganda and for the recovery of Mrs. Bloch’s body, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, “We now have evidence from Mr. Kiyemba that President Amin ordered Mrs. Bloch’s murder. “It was, he added, now up to the British government to decide whether it wanted to take the matter to the International Court of Justice. Amin has maintained that Israel is responsible for Mrs. Bloch’s disappearance.

The former Ugandan Health Minister, who has sought political asylum in Britain, will reveal more details of Mrs. Bloch’s death and of the Entebbe rescue raid in a book to be published here next month.

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