• Short Summary

    NINE MEN AND A GIRL FACED A COURT MARTIAL IN ATHENS FOLLOWING A WAVE OF RECENT BOMB EXPLOSIONS UNDER MARTIAL LAW, IN FORCE SINCE APRIL 1967, THEY FACE POSSIBLE LIFE SENTENCES.

  • Description

    NINE MEN AND A GIRL FACED A COURT MARTIAL IN ATHENS FOLLOWING A WAVE OF RECENT BOMB EXPLOSIONS UNDER MARTIAL LAW, IN FORCE SINCE APRIL 1967, THEY FACE POSSIBLE LIFE SENTENCES.

    THE TEN WERE ARRESTED LAST WEEK AFTER A CHAIN OF EXPLOSIONS WHICH INJURED SIX PEOPLE AND JAMMED PEAK-HOUR TRAFFIC IN ATHENS ON OCTOBER 18.

    NINE OF THE DEFENDANTS, INCLUDING SIX STUDENTS ARE BETWEEN 19 AND 25. THE TENTH IS A 41-YEAR-OLD CRAFTSMAN.

    STRICT SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WERE TAKEN AT THE COURT BUILDING, THE TEN ACCUSED WERE TAKEN TO COURT IN HANDCUFFS.

    ON DISPLAY WAS A RANGE OF CAPTURED ARMS AND AMMUNITION, SAID TO HAVE BEEN SMUGGLED IN FROM WESTERN EUROPE.

    AN INDICTMENT ISSUED BY THE CROWN PROSECUTOR ACCUSED THE TEN OF BEING MEMBERS OF THE UNDERGROUND ANTI-REGIME ORGANISATION THE "GREEK DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT", AND TO HAVE CONTACTS WITH EXILED OPPONENTS OF THE REGIME.

    THEY ARE SAID TO HAVE FORMED A SABOTAGE GROUP LAST YEAR, AND BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR ABOUT 20 BOMB BLASTS IN ATHENS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1V1J6I8ZXNX5GM0L321DABU42
    Media URN:
    VLVA1V1J6I8ZXNX5GM0L321DABU42
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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