• Short Summary

    Fourteen followers of Rev. Claudius Henry - Jamaican priest and leader of the Rastas religious?

  • Description

    Fourteen followers of Rev. Claudius Henry - Jamaican priest and leader of the Rastas religious sect - heard barristers arguing and quoting from law books over whether fourteen accused and their leader should be allowed bail pending their trial for treason, April 21.

    Former Scotland Yard detective and head of Jamaica's Criminal Investigation Department, George Mullin opposed bail because, he said, of the 'serious and dangerous nature of the evidence.' He told the court documents and letters where found in Rev. Glaudius Henry's home which suggested he and his sect were planing an armed revolution in Jamaica with the help of Cubans.

    Outside the court others of the Rastas sang and read form their bibles. They were rewarded with a glimpse of their leader as he left the Half-Way Tree Court for prison - bail having been denied for all the accused. Next court appearance on May 2.

    So far Mullin has not released details of seized documents nor named Cuban officials involved in the alleged plot to overthrow Federal rule.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1VPURNNYDK4BRK2SZDMQXU7ZG
    Media URN:
    VLVA1VPURNNYDK4BRK2SZDMQXU7ZG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1960
    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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