• Short Summary

    THREE YOUNG LEBANESE ACCUSED OF PLANNING TO HI-JACK AN AIRLINER APPEARED BEFORE A MAGISTRATE IN ATHENS ON WEDNESDAY.

  • Description

    THREE YOUNG LEBANESE ACCUSED OF PLANNING TO HI-JACK AN AIRLINER APPEARED BEFORE A MAGISTRATE IN ATHENS ON WEDNESDAY. AT A BRIEF HEARING, THEY WERE CHARGED WITH ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF ARMS AND EXPLOSIVES AND GIVEN UNTIL SATURDAY TO PREPARE THEIR DEFENCE.

    THE THREE DEFENDANTS, MISS MAH ABOU KHALIL, 22, ISSA DOUMIT, 18, AND SAMI ABBOUD, 20, WERE ARRESTED AT ATHENS AIRPORT LAST SUNDAY WHEN POLICE FOUND EXPLOSIVES, REVOLVERS AND GRENADES IN THEIR BAGGAGE. THEY WERE BOOKED ON A TRANS WORLD AIRWAYS JET TO NEW YORK VIA ROME.

    STRICT SECURITY MEASURES WERE IMPOSED INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE COURT BUILDING WHEN THE THREE WERE HURRIED INTO THE OFFICE OF THE INVESTIGATING MAGISTRATE. THE MEN WERE HANDCUFFED. ALL WERE SMARTLY DRESSED AND SMILED AT NEWSMEN AND PHOTOGRAPHERS.

    UNDER RECENT GREEK LEGISLATION, CONVICTION ON THE CHARGES CARRIES A PENALTY OF 10 YEARS TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA37JFJBSW7IK8F4NDQM09TTFCE
    Media URN:
    VLVA37JFJBSW7IK8F4NDQM09TTFCE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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