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Former Dictator Idi Amin to be Expelled From Zaire

January 5, 1989 GMT

KINSHASA, Zaire (AP) _ Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin has been questioned by Zairean officials who say he entered on a false passport and may be expelled at the end of the week.

Idi Amin arrived Tuesday on a regular Air Zaire flight from Saudi Arabia, where he lives in exile.

He was accompanied by one of his sons and entered on a false Zairean passport, said sources at Ndjili airport, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

However, the 300-pound Amin was recognized as he tried to enter Zaire, and was arrested and taken to a military airport. Officials have been holding him until they can determine where he should be sent, airport officials said.

Zairean authorities, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he was not invited and had not been issued a visa.

The false passport was one of a several documents recently reported stolen, an unidentified spokesman in the president’s office told the French news agency Agence France-Presse.

Amin ruled the East African country of Uganda from 1971 until he was deposed by a combined Ugandan rebel and Tanzanian force in 1979. His rule was punctuated by charges of human rights abuses, mass depotation of Asians and civil war.