• Short Summary

    IN DJAKARTA, THE FORMER AIR FORCE CHIEF, OMAR DHANI IS TO APPEAL AGAINST THE DEATH SENTENCE PASSED ON HIM BY A MILITARY TRIBUNAL.

  • Description

    IN DJAKARTA, THE FORMER AIR FORCE CHIEF, OMAR DHANI IS TO APPEAL AGAINST THE DEATH SENTENCE PASSED ON HIM BY A MILITARY TRIBUNAL.

    DHANI WAS SENTENCED FOR COMPLICITY IN THE UNSUCCESSFUL PRO-COMMUNIST COUP IN OCTOBER LAST YEAR. THE CHIEF JUDGE OF THE TRIBUNAL SAID THE COURT FOUND DHANI GUILTY OF TWO CHARGES -- HELPING COMMUNIST ELEMENTS TO LAUNCH THE COUP AND PLOTTING TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT.

    THE JUDGE REJECTED ALL EXPLANATIONS GIVEN BY DHANI IN HIS DEFENCE. "IN ORDER TO FURTHER HIS PERSONAL AMBITIONS," HE SAID, "THE ACCUSED BECAME THE WILLING TOOL OF THE COMMUNISTS. A SUBMISSION THAT HE WAS ONLY CARRYING OUT ORDERS FROM HIS SUPERIORS WAS REJECTED.

    DURING THE TRIAL, THE PROSECUTOR CLAIMED THAT THE COMMUNISTS WANTED TO MAKE DHANI PRESIDENT IF SUKARNO DIED. DHANI DISCOUNTED SPECULATION INCRIMINATING PRESIDENT SUKARNO WHO WAS HIS PERSONAL FRIEND. HE SAID THE PRESIDENT WAS NOT INVOLVED IN THE COUP.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2F7912KUFRMFAGNHANUJA8X4G
    Media URN:
    VLVA2F7912KUFRMFAGNHANUJA8X4G
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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