• Short Summary

    A 47-YEAR-OLD CORRESPONDENT OF THE WEST GERMAN MAGAZINE, DER SPIEGEL, MR. LUTZ HEROLD, IS ON?

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    A 47-YEAR-OLD CORRESPONDENT OF THE WEST GERMAN MAGAZINE, DER SPIEGEL, MR. LUTZ HEROLD, IS ON TRIAL IN ACCRA, CAPITAL OF GHANA. IN THE HIGH COURT, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) HE PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO A CHARGE OF MISPRISON OF TREASON (THE KNOWLEDGE AND FAILURE TO GIVE THE INFORMATION ABOUT, TREASON). HEROLD PLEADED GUILTY TO ANOTHER CHARGE THAT HE ILLEGALLY IMPORTED GHANAIAN CURRENCY INTO GHANA.

    THE FIRST INDICTMENT CHARGED HEROLD WITH CONCEALING TREASON AND WITH CONSPIRACY TO EXECUTE A SEDITIOUS ENTERPRISE. IT ALLEGED THAT THE TREASON WAS BEING PREPARED BY DR. KOFI BUSIA, A GHANA OPPOSITION LEADER, NOW LIVING IN BRITAIN, ANOTHER OPPOSITION LEADER AND OTHERS.

    HEROLD MADE ONLY A BRIEF APPEARANCE BEFORE JUSTICE SARPON ASAFU-ADJAYE, WHO ADJOURNED THE CASE FOR ONE DAY.

    (HEROLD IS ALLEGED TO HAVE MADE A STATEMENT DESCRIBING A MEETING HE HAD WITH DR. KOFI BUSIA. AT AN EARLIER MAGISTRATE'S COURT HEARING, GHANA'S MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND ATTORNEY-GENERAL, MR. KWAW SWANZY, TOLD THE COURT THAT HEROLD HAD MADE A STATEMENT TO GHANA'S SPECIAL BRANCH OFFICERS ON OCTOBER 25. HE CLAIMED HEROLD HAD ENTERED GHANA LAST MONTH WITH KNOWLEDGE, WHICH HE FAILED TO IMMEDIATELY REVEAL, OF PLAN TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT OF GHANA).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA48WX4C1ERDRB18T7FQXICBOPR
    Media URN:
    VLVA48WX4C1ERDRB18T7FQXICBOPR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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