• Short Summary

    A SCOTTISH STUDENT AND AUSTRALIAN GIRL TEACHER WERE ORDERED TO BE DEPORTED BY A BRATISLAVA COURT YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) FOR TRYING TO SMUGGLE A HUNGARIAN OUT OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

  • Description

    A SCOTTISH STUDENT AND AUSTRALIAN GIRL TEACHER WERE ORDERED TO BE DEPORTED BY A BRATISLAVA COURT YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) FOR TRYING TO SMUGGLE A HUNGARIAN OUT OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA. BUT THEIR PROSPECT OF FREEDOM AFTER II WEEKS IN JAIL LASTED ONLY THREE HOURS. THE PROSECUTOR COMPLAINING THE SENTENCE WAS TOO LENIENT, SUCCESSFULLY DEMANDED AN APPEAL. SO BOTH REMAIN IN CUSTODY UNTIL NEXT WEEK'S APPEAL HEARING.

    DEPORTATION WAS THE ONLY SENTENCE FOR NORMAN STONE, AGED 23, OF GLASGOW, AND JANICE WILSON, A 26-YEAR-OLD SYDNEY SCHOOL TEACHER WORKING IN VIENNA, BOTH OF WHOM WERE FOUND GUILTY.

    BUT THE OTHER TWO DEFENDANTS WERE EACH JAILED FOR SIX MONTHS. THEY ARE AUSTRIAN JOURNALIST FRAULEIN ANDREA WALTER, AGED 34, AND TIBOR KARMAN, HER 38-YEAR-OLD FIANCE AND THE MAN THE OTHERS WERE ACCESSED OF TRYING TO SMUGGLE OUT OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA. BOTH WILL BE DEPORTED AFTER SERVING THEIR SENTENCES.

    THE JUDGMENT TOOK NEARLY THREE HOURS TO READ, HAVING TO BE TRANSLATED INTO FOUR LANGUAGES. THE SENIOR OF THE THREE JUDGES DESCRIBED THE CASE AS "AN ACT DANGEROUS TO OUR SOCIETY". BUT, HE SAID, MINIMUM SENTENCES HAD BEEN GIVEN BECAUSE THE ACCUSED WERE YOUNG AND BECAUSE THEY ALL HAD CONFESSED AND REPENTED.

    IF NEXT WEEK'S APPEAL IS ALLOWED, THERE WILL BE A RE-TRIAL BY A HIGHER COURT WITHIN FOUR WEEKS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA36B5R73W1FTFN9DH82MILOVUQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA36B5R73W1FTFN9DH82MILOVUQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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