• Short Summary

    AFTER A TRIAL LASTING 21/2 MONTHS, A MILITARY COURT IN SOUTH KOREA PRONOUNCED THE DEATH SENTENCE, JANUARY 10TH, ON LT.

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    AFTER A TRIAL LASTING 21/2 MONTHS, A MILITARY COURT IN SOUTH KOREA PRONOUNCED THE DEATH SENTENCE, JANUARY 10TH, ON LT.GENERAL CHANG DO YOUNG, FORMER ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF.

    GENERAL CHANG, 39, WAS CHIEF OF THE MILITARY JUNTA WHICH SEIZED POWER ON MAY 16, 1961, BUT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY OUSTED IN A STRUGGLE WITH GENERAL PAK CHUNG HI, THE PRESENT SOUTH KOREAN LEADER.

    THE COURT OF FIVE JUDGES FOUND GENERAL CHANG GUILTY OF "OBSTRUCTING" THE MILITARY TAKEOVER AND OTHER COUNTER REVOLUTIONARY OFFENSES.TWENTY-THREE ARMY OFFICERS FACED THE COURT ON SIMILAR CHARGES.ONE, COLONEL LEE HO YOUNG, A FORMER SECRETARY TO THE GENERAL, ALSO RECEIVED THE DEATH SENTENCE; FOUR OTHERS WHO HELD IMPORTANT POSTS IN THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT WERE GIVEN LIFE IMPRISONMENT; NINE RECEIVED GAOL SENTENCES RANGING FROM FIVE TO FIFTEEN YEARS; AND ANOTHER NINE WERE FOUND NOT GUILTY.

    WEARING THE TRADITIONAL WHITE COTTON KOREAN DRESS GENERAL CHANG SAT WITH EYES CLOSED DURING MOST OF THE 30 MINUTES TAKEN TO READ THE VERDICT.AS SENTENCE WAS PASSED HE LOOKED PALE AND AGONISED.

    A CROWD OF 400, MAINLY RELATIVES OF THE ACCUSED, JAMMED THE MAKESHIFT COURTROOM AT ARMY HEADQUARTERS IN SEOUL FOR THE FINAL DAY OF THE TRIAL WHICH BEGAN ON OCTOBER 27TH.AS THE VERDICT WAS PRONOUNCED SEVERAL WOMEN IN THE AUDIENCE, INCLUDING THE GENERAL'S MOTHER, FAINTED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA120WIGW9YR7FQ2IDZPUYDVC80
    Media URN:
    VLVA120WIGW9YR7FQ2IDZPUYDVC80
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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