• Short Summary

    A 24-YEAR-OLD SOUTH VIETNAMESE WARRANT-OFFICER WAS PUBLICLY EXECUTED BY FIRING SQUAD YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AFTER BEING CONVICTED ON CORRUPTION CHARGES.

  • Description

    A 24-YEAR-OLD SOUTH VIETNAMESE WARRANT-OFFICER WAS PUBLICLY EXECUTED BY FIRING SQUAD YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AFTER BEING CONVICTED ON CORRUPTION CHARGES. HE DIED PROTESTING HIS INNOCENSE.

    WARRANT-OFFICER NGUYEN VAN PHUG WAS SHOT OUTSIDE THE CHI-HOA JAIL ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF SAIGON AFTER A LAST MINUTE APPEAL FOR CLEMENCY WAS REJECTED BY PRESIDENT NGUYEN VAN THIEU. HE WAS CONDEMNED BY A SPECIAL COURT FOR ALLEGED DESERTION AND FOR EMBEZZLING ABOUT GBP7,000 STERLING.

    CROWDS OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN CLUSTERED AROUND THE EXECUTION GROUND AS THE YOUNG SOLDIER WAS LED OUT. HE DIED TIED TO A STAKE ERECTED NEAR A STATUE OF THE VIRGIN MARY OUTSIDE A CHURCH.

    (THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT IS CURRENTLY ENFORCING A CAMPAIGN AGAINST LAWLESSNESS AND CORRUPTION, AND MORE PUBLIC EXECUTIONS ARE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW. THIS WAS THE SECOND IN A FEW DAYS).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3BV4PWWH6P6APGT7G52FO74VM
    Media URN:
    VLVA3BV4PWWH6P6APGT7G52FO74VM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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