• Short Summary

    MAXIMUM SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WERE TAKEN IN SAIGON ON TUESDAY WHEN TWENTY-SIX SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY OFFICERS WENT ON TRIAL CHARGED WITH BEING INVOLVED IN AN ABORTIVE COUP D'ETAT IN FEBRUARY.

  • Description

    MAXIMUM SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WERE TAKEN IN SAIGON ON TUESDAY WHEN TWENTY-SIX SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY OFFICERS WENT ON TRIAL CHARGED WITH BEING INVOLVED IN AN ABORTIVE COUP D'ETAT IN FEBRUARY. HEAVILY ARMED TROOPS AND POLICE STOOD BY OUTSIDE THE COURT AS THE OFFICERS WERE BROUGHT IN.

    THE OFFICERS APPEARED AT THE SAIGON CIVILIAN TRIBUNAL BEFORE A SPECIAL MILITARY COURT. IF CONVICTED, THE MEN FACE POSSIBLE DEATH SENTENCES. ANOTHER 19 MEN, ALL BUT FOUR OF THEM OFFICERS, ARE BEING TRIED IN THEIR ABSENCE.

    AS THE DEFENDANTS HEARD THE CHARGES AGAINST THEM BEING READ, MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILIES WATCHED. PRINCIPAL JUDGE AT THE COURT IS GENERAL DANG VAN QUANG.

    AMONG THE ABSENTEES AND THE OFFICERS WHO ARE ALLEGED TO HAVE LEAD THE ATTEMPTED COUP, BRIGADIER-GENERAL LAM VAN PHAT, AND COLONEL PHAM NGOC THAO. THEY ARE STILL BEING SOUGHT BY THE AUTHORITIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3VJKGDX6C6S2BKHK2DFS1GXG5
    Media URN:
    VLVA3VJKGDX6C6S2BKHK2DFS1GXG5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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