The trial continued int he People's Republic of the Congo on Wednesday (April 18) of the group of Congolese and four French teachers accused of aiding Lieutenant Ange Dicwara in his abortive coup attempt last year.
GV PAN TO Crowd outside court building
SV INT Courtroom
SV Moukondzimobe (accused) speaking while remainder of accused listen
CU Moukondzimobe speaking
CU President of court, Henri Lopes, speaking
SV ZOOM IN TO M. Pierre Nze speaking
SV & CU Accused Paule Fioux (2 shots)
SV ZOOM IN Accused Bernard Boisseux and Bernard Querex looking on
CU Lawyer Mailre Halimi
CU Accused Paule Deville listening
CU President of court, Henri Lopes
CROWD OUTSIDE COURT: INTERIOR OF COURTROOM: MOUKONDZIMOBE: FRENCH ACCUSED: LAWYERS: GOVERNMENT JUDGE SPEAKING: PRESIDENT OF COURT.
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Background: The trial continued int he People's Republic of the Congo on Wednesday (April 18) of the group of Congolese and four French teachers accused of aiding Lieutenant Ange Dicwara in his abortive coup attempt last year. The trial is being heard by the revolutionary Court of Justice at the Palace of Justice in Brazzaville.
One of the accused, Moukondzimobe, a student, argued for the ideological rightness of his actions with the President of the Court and the Government Representative among the Judges, Pierre Nza.
The next day (April 19) M. Nze announced the release of the French teachers -- who did not deny their actions -- because they were Marxists fundamentally fighting for the same things.
Lieutenant Diaware, a former member of the Political Bureau of the Congo labour Party, staged the attempted coup against President Marien Ngouabi in February 1972, and is still at large. ??? former Prime Minister and Information Minister are also on trial.
SYNOPSIS: On Wednesday in Brazzaville in the People's Republic of the Congo, the trial continued of a group of Congolese and four French teachers. They stand accused before the Revolutionary Court of Justice of aiding the abortive coup attempt by Lieutenant Ange Diawara last year.
Among those standing trial at the Palace of Justice for trying to overthrow President Marien Ngouabi are a former Information Minister and Prime Minister.
One of the accused, Moukondzimobe, a student, developed the ideological reasons for his actions. The President of the Court Henri Lopes said the defendant had misunderstood Marxist thought.
The Government Representative on the Tribunal of twenty Judges also tried to demonstrate the contradictions in Moukondzimobe's reasoning.
Mill. Paule Fioux, a French teacher, also said she was ideologically justified in donating money and going with Diaware to Kinshasa in the Zaire Republic.
None of the accused teachers day their actions bout feel themselves justified.
On thursday it was announced that the French teachers would be released on the grounds that they were Marched who were ??? struggling for the same things as the Congolese.