• Short Summary

    A COURT IN ATHENS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) POSTPONED THE TRIAL OF A DETAINED UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR'S WIFE BECAUSE HE WAS NOT THERE TO GIVE EVIDENCE IN HER DEFENCE.

  • Description

    A COURT IN ATHENS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) POSTPONED THE TRIAL OF A DETAINED UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR'S WIFE BECAUSE HE WAS NOT THERE TO GIVE EVIDENCE IN HER DEFENCE.

    ON TRIAL IS MRS. ANGHELIKI MAGHAKIS WHO'S ACCUSED OF MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS AGAINST THE POLICE. THE PROSECUTION ALLEGES THAT LAST SUMMER SHE CLAIMED HER HUSBAND, GEORGE, HAD BEEN TORTURED DURING INTERROGATION. MR. MAGHAKIS, PROFESSOR OF PENAL LAW AT THE ATHENS UNIVERSITY, WAS ARRESTED LAST JULY IN CONNECTION WITH A WAVE OF BOMB EXPLOSIONS. HE'S NOW BEING HELD IN JAIL WITH 40 OTHER PEOPLE PENDING TRIAL.

    AT TODAY'S PROCEEDINGS, THE DEFENCE SAID THE TESTIMONY OF PROFESSOR MAGHAKIS WAS ESSENTIAL TO THE CASE. THE THREE JUDGES PRESIDING OVER THE ACTION POSTPONED THE HEARING SAYING A NEW TRIAL DATE WOULD BE FIXED LATER AND ADDING THAT ON THAT OCCASION THE PROFESSOR WOULD HAVE TO APPEAR EVEN IF FORCE WAS NEEDED.

    MRS. MAGHAKIS IS ALREADY SERVING A FOUR YEAR JAIL SENTENCE FOR INSULTING THE AUTHORITIES AND SPREADING FALSE RUMOURS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA19RGYP47BHNYDLKIJUU96RJ7I
    Media URN:
    VLVA19RGYP47BHNYDLKIJUU96RJ7I
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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