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    ACQUITTAL IN LONDON TODAY (MONDAY) FOR ITALIAN-BORN PHYSICIST DR GIUSEPPE MARTELLI AT THE END OF A TEN-DAY TRIAL ON CHARGES UNDER THE OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT.

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    ACQUITTAL IN LONDON TODAY (MONDAY) FOR ITALIAN-BORN PHYSICIST DR GIUSEPPE MARTELLI AT THE END OF A TEN-DAY TRIAL ON CHARGES UNDER THE OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT.

    A VERDICT OF NOT GUILTY, ON NINE CHARGES OF PREPARING TO PASS ON "INFORMATION WHICH MIGHT BE USEFUL TO THE ENEMY", WAS RETURNED AFTER THE JURY AT THE OLD BAILEY CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT HAD BEEN OUT FOR NEARLY TEN HOURS - ONE OF THE LONGEST RETIREMENTS FOR MANY YEARS.

    DR. MARTELLI DID RESEARCH WORK FOR BRITAIN ON SECONDMENT FROM THE EUROPEAN ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY UNTIL HIS ARREST ON APRIL 26. HE MAINTAINED DURING THE HEARING THAT WE WAS PLAYING ALONG WITH THE RUSSIANS AND INTENDED TO CONTACT BRITISH AUTHORITIES AND REPORT HIS ACTIVITIES.

    PAMELA MARTELLI, WHO CHANGED HER NAME FROM ROTHWELL BY DEED-POLL AND LIVED WITH THE PHYSICIST AS HIS WIFE, WAS WITH HIM WHEN HE LEFT THE OLD BAILEY TODAY. SHE TOLD REPORTERS: "I AM SO RELIEVED THAT JUSTICE HAS BEEN DONE. I ALWAYS KNEW HE WAS NOT A SPY."
    THE PHYSICIST, SON OF AN ITALIAN GENERAL AND A FORMER PROFESSOR AT PISA UNIVERSITY, SAID HE HOPED TO "HAVE A LONG REST NOW". HE TOLD JOURNALISTS: "I LIKE THIS COUNTRY. I WOULD LIKE TO STAY AND WORK IF I CAN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3GPLZWO1M2LECVIPPWDOPI4BW
    Media URN:
    VLVA3GPLZWO1M2LECVIPPWDOPI4BW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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