• Short Summary

    Mrs. Margaret McKay, who was acquitted by the Amman Court of Appeal of issuing two?

  • Description

    1.
    SV Mrs. McKay speaking zoom into close-up
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    2.
    SOF STARTS "I am firmly..."
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    ENDS..."to hold the case"



    TRANSCRIPT SEQ 2: MRS. McKAY: "I am firmly of the opinion that this casein which I have been involved had really nothing to do with cheques and everything to do with a campaign against the Arabs. The details will be given to you to show exactly how the purpose was to discredit the Arabs in the eyes of the West. By Jordanian law a foreigner must be given time to appear before the court -- even in Jordan, a person must be given fifteen day's notice to appear before the court. I live abroad. I was given -- the notice was in the press on the eleventh, in less than two hours I was condemned to prison; no witnesses were present in a court which was not legally competent to hold the case."




    Initials DR.10.38 DR.1047



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Mrs. Margaret McKay, who was acquitted by the Amman Court of Appeal of issuing two cheques which were later dishonoured, claimed in a Beirut press conference on Thursday (11 March) that the charges were part of a campaign against the Arabs. Mrs. 59, was sentenced last month in her absence to a year's imprisonment for the two cheques. Mrs. Mckay is a former British Labour Member of Parliament.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3VF3F80FE8P5Y2UWBCBCH3ACP
    Media URN:
    VLVA3VF3F80FE8P5Y2UWBCBCH3ACP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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