• Short Summary

    Visnews went inside Havana's military prison - the ancient La Cabana Fortress overlooking the capital's bay - January 16 to film some of the 650 prisoners of Castro awaiting trial.

  • Description

    Visnews went inside Havana's military prison - the ancient La Cabana Fortress overlooking the capital's bay - January 16 to film some of the 650 prisoners of Castro awaiting trial.

    Some were permitted to talk to their families through the steel bars of the reception room. Other prisoners followed events reported in the papers including items on the execution of Batistan supporters.

    Trial of these prisoners was set to begin January 19 but is was later reported the hearings would come later this week.

    A big rally was set for January 21 to demonstrate public support for executions already carried out - executions that have been interpreted in the foreign Press as 'jungle law.'

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5C0JWWFVLAAY4RISYFR7O5E9Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA5C0JWWFVLAAY4RISYFR7O5E9Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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