• Short Summary

    THE EXECUTION OF NGO DINH CAN, FOURTH BROTHER OF THE LATE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRESIDENT, NGO DING DIEM, ATTRACTED THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TO THE GROUNDS OF A BUDDHIST PAGODA OUTSIDE SAIGON'S CHI HOA PRISON ON THE EVENING OF MAY 9.

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    THE EXECUTION OF NGO DINH CAN, FOURTH BROTHER OF THE LATE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRESIDENT, NGO DING DIEM, ATTRACTED THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TO THE GROUNDS OF A BUDDHIST PAGODA OUTSIDE SAIGON'S CHI HOA PRISON ON THE EVENING OF MAY 9.

    NGO DINH CAN, OVERLORD OF THE NORTHERN CITY OF HUE UNDER THE NINE-YEAR DIEM REGIME, MET HIS DEATH CALMLY BEFORE A TEN-MAN MILITARY POLICE FIRING SQUAD.

    AMONG THE CROWD WAS A DELEGATION OF HUE CITIZENS WHO CLAIMED TO HAVE SUFFERED UNDER NGO DINH CAN, AND WHO FLEW INTO SAIGON LATE THAT EVENING ABOARD A SPECIAL AIRCRAFT.

    ONLY THREE HUNDRED PEOPLE, MOSTLY JOURNALISTS, POLICE AND MILITARY PERSONNEL WERE ALLOWED INTO THE PRISON TO OBSERVE THE EXECUTION WHICH TOOK PLACE AT 6.20 IN THE EVENING.

    NGO DINH CAN, ILL WITH DIABETES, WAS HANDED THE DEATH SENTENCE BY A SPECIAL REVOLUTIONARY TRIBUNAL IN SAIGON LAST MONTH ON CHARGES OF MURDER, ILLEGAL ARREST, EXTORTION AND FINANCIAL DEALINGS HARMFUL TO THE NATIONAL ECONOMY UNDER HIS BROTHER'S REGIME.

    HIS APPEAL FOR CLEMENCY WAS TURNED DOWN BY THE CHIEF OF STATE, MAJOR GENERAL DUONG VAN MINH. TWO OF HIS BROTHERS---PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM AND NGO DINH NHU, WERE MURDERED SHORTLY AFTER BEING TAKEN PRISONER ON NOVEMBER 2 LAST YEAR, FOLLOWING A MILITARY COUP IN SAIGON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5NYCEPUPU6XSQDXLMTI6PJ5MH
    Media URN:
    VLVA5NYCEPUPU6XSQDXLMTI6PJ5MH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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