• Short Summary

    THE TRIAL OF THE CENTURY -- AS IT HAS BEEN CALLED BY THE GREEKS -- BEGAN IN THE SALONIKA COURT YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AFTER THREE YEARS OF INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE DEATH OF LEFT-WING PARLIAMENTARY DEPUTY GRIGORIOS LAMBRAKIS, WHO WAS KNOCKED DOWN AND FATALLY INJURED BY A MOTOR CYCLE.

  • Description

    THE TRIAL OF THE CENTURY -- AS IT HAS BEEN CALLED BY THE GREEKS -- BEGAN IN THE SALONIKA COURT YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AFTER THREE YEARS OF INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE DEATH OF LEFT-WING PARLIAMENTARY DEPUTY GRIGORIOS LAMBRAKIS, WHO WAS KNOCKED DOWN AND FATALLY INJURED BY A MOTOR CYCLE.

    LAMBRAKIS, WHO WAS 51 YEARS ON AGE, WAS KNOCKED DOWN AFTER A "BAN THE BOMB" RALLY IN SALONIKA IN MAY 1963. HOWEVER, THE TRIAL OF 30 PEOPLE ON CHARGES ARISING FROM HIS DEATH HAS BEEN DELAYED BY POSTPONEMENTS. AND YESTERDAY'S HEARING WAS NO EXCEPTION. EIGHT OF 20 JURORS FAILED TO SHOW UP, AND THE TRIAL WAS PUT BACK UNTIL THURSDAY (6 OCT).

    THE DRIVER OF THE MOTOR CYCLE, 37 YEAR-OLD SPYROS KOTZAMANIS, AND HIS PILLION PASSENGER EMMANUEL EMMANUELIDES, A 27 YEAR-OLD HOUSE PAINTER, ARE CHARGED WITH MURDER.

    GENDARMERIE LIEUTENANT EMMANUEL KAPELONIS AND XENOPHON YASMAS, A RIGHT-WING LEADER, ARE CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY IN THE MURDER AND WITH INFLICTING GRIEVOUS BODILY HARM ON FORMER LEFT-WING DEPUTY, MR. GEORGE TSAROUCHAS, WHO WAS BEATEN UP BY DEMONSTRATORS A FEW MINUTES BEFORE LAMBRAKIS WAS RUN DOWN.

    A RETIRED LIEUTENANT GENERAL, CONSTANTINE MITSOU, FORMERLY GENDARMERIE INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR NORTHERN GREECE, RETIRED COLONEL EFTHIMIOS KAMOUTSIS, WHO WAS DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE SALONIKA GENDARMERIE AT THE TIME, AND FOUR OTHER OFFICERS ARE CHARGED WITH DERELICTION OF DUTY.

    THE REMAINDER -- ALL CIVILIANS -- ARE CHARGED WITH DISTURBING THE PEACE. THE DEATH OF MR. LAMBRAKIS CAUSED A POLITICAL UPHEAVAL IN GREECE, WITH RIGHT AND LEFT PARTIES ACCUSING EACH OTHER OF BEING THE MORAL INSTIGATORS OF HIS DEATH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA23LFEIFJB361QEJ0BDWUU8RYA
    Media URN:
    VLVA23LFEIFJB361QEJ0BDWUU8RYA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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