• Short Summary

    SEVEN PEOPLE, INCLUDING A FORMER COUNSELLOR AND TWO FORMER ARMY OFFICERS, WENT ON TRIAL IN CAIRO TODAY (SATURDAY), ACCUSED OF PLOTTING TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT NASSER AND OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT BY FORCE.

  • Description

    SEVEN PEOPLE, INCLUDING A FORMER COUNSELLOR AND TWO FORMER ARMY OFFICERS, WENT ON TRIAL IN CAIRO TODAY (SATURDAY), ACCUSED OF PLOTTING TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT NASSER AND OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT BY FORCE.

    THE SEVEN MEN ARE ALLEGED TO HAVE PLANNED TO KILL THE PRESIDENT DURING THE FUNERAL OF A FORMER MEMBER OF THE EGYPTIAN REVOLUTION, GAMAL SALEM, LAST MAY.

    ACCORDING TO THE INDICTMENT, THE MEN ALSO PLANNED TO ASSASSINATE INTERIOR MINISTER SHARAAWY GOMAA, AND THE CHIEFS OF THE INTELLIGENCE AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENTS.

    AFTER READING THE INDICTMENT BEFORE THE STATE SECURITY COURT, MR SAMIR NAGUI, FOR THE PROSECUTION, ASKED THAT THE TRIAL BE HELD IN CLOSED COURT BECAUSE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MATTERS TO BE DISCUSSED. THE COURT AGREED TO HIS REQUEST DESPITE A STRONG PLEA BY DEFENCE LAWYER FOR AN OPEN TRIAL.

    THE SEVEN ACCUSED ARE MAHMOUD ABDEL LATIF ABDEL GAWAD, A 58-YEAR-OLD LAWYER; ABDEL TAWAB HASSANE IN, 45, ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER OF THE GOVERNMENT-OWNED NASR CONSTRUCTION COMPANY; MOHAMMED ANWAR ABDEL SALEM, 34, FORMER ARMY OFFICER; TAREK MOHAMED MASSOUD, 38, FORMER ARMY OFFICER; ABDEL LATIF MOHAMED MARDANLY, 58; ABOU BAKR ABDEL FATTAH EL ESSAWI, 41, CLERK, AND MOHAMED SAFWAT EL SAYED, 36, MEDICAL LECTURER AT CAIRO UNIVERSITY.

    THE HEARINGS WILL BE RESUMED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS ON JANUARY 4 TO GIVE THE DEFENCE MORE TIME TO STUDY THE CASE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5HK3X09HO14QDQVUK3EU5VVUF
    Media URN:
    VLVA5HK3X09HO14QDQVUK3EU5VVUF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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