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    THE WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL SET UP BY THE BRITISH PHILOSOPHER BERTRAND RUSSEL TODAY (FRIDAY) FOUND THE UNITED STATES GUILTY OF COMMITTING WAR CRIMES IN VIETNAM.

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    THE WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL SET UP BY THE BRITISH PHILOSOPHER BERTRAND RUSSEL TODAY (FRIDAY) FOUND THE UNITED STATES GUILTY OF COMMITTING WAR CRIMES IN VIETNAM.

    THE TRIBUNAL, WHICH HAS NO OFFICIAL OR LEGAL STANDING, WOUND UP ITS HEARING AT ROSKILDE, NEAR COPENHAGEN. IF FOUND THE U.S. GOVERNMENT GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES, INCLUDING GENOCIDE, USE OF FORBIDDEN WEAPONS, MALTREATMENT AND KILLING OF PRISONERS, VIOLENCE AND FORCED MOVEMENT OF PRISONERS. IT ALSO FOUND THE AMERICANS GUILTY OF AGGRESSION AGAINST LAOS AND CAMBODIA.

    TODAY'S VERDICTS FOLLOWED THE FIRST WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL CONVENED BY LORD RUSSEL IN STOCKHOLM, AT WHICH THE U.S. WAS FOUND GUILTY OF AGGRESSION IN VIETNAM.

    SOME 250 WITNESSES, PANEL MEMBERS AND OFFICIALS GATHERED AT ROSKILDE. THE TRIBUNAL JURY ALSO FOUND JAPAN, THAILAND AND THE PHILIPPINES ACCESSORIES TO AMERICAN AGGRESSION. THE CHAIRMAN, MR. VLADIMIR DEDIJER, A YUGOSLAV LAWYER, SAID THE DECISIONS WERE UNANIMOUS, EXCEPT FOR THAT ON JAPAN.

    THE FRENCH PHILOSOPHER, M.JEAN-PAUL SARTRE, A MEMBER OF THE PANEL, CHARGED THAT AMERICANS WERE KILLING VIETNAMESE ONLY BECAUSE THEY WERE VIETNAMESE, IN THE SAME WAS AS THE NAZIS KILLED JEWS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1CQN6TKLJP31M92S48ZZHPBD8
    Media URN:
    VLVA1CQN6TKLJP31M92S48ZZHPBD8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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