• Short Summary

    A FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF KOREA, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL "TIGER" YO CHAN SONG, IS ON TRIAL IN SEOUL FOR MURDER.

  • Description

    A FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF KOREA, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL "TIGER" YO CHAN SONG, IS ON TRIAL IN SEOUL FOR MURDER. HIS TRIAL OPENED ON FRIDAY WHEN HE WAS CARRIED INTO A COURT MARTIAL ON STRETCHER, SUFFERING FROM HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.

    GENERAL SONG, 46, IS ACCUSED OF MURDER DURING THE KOREAN WAR WHEN HE ORDERED THE SUMMARY EXECUTION OF AN ARMY OFFICER AND TWO ENLISTED MEN IN 1950.

    AS HIS TRIAL OPENED, TWO DEFENCE ATTORNEYS WALKED OUT WHEN THE COURT REJECTED THEIR DEMAND FOR A POSTPONEMENT ON GROUNDS OF THE DEFENDANT'S ILL-HEALTH. THE COURT MARTIAL, PRESIDED OVER BY LIEUT. GENERAL KOM KYE-WON, LATER SUSPENDED THE TRIAL UNTIL THE SUPREME COURT HAS RULED ON WHETHER A MILITARY TRIBUNAL HAS JURISDICTION OVER GENERAL SONG, WHO HAS RETIRED FROM THE ARMY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA32K2RPPZ5MQE8X4F436W738J8
    Media URN:
    VLVA32K2RPPZ5MQE8X4F436W738J8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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