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    A special military court trying leaders of an abortive coup against Sudanese President Jaafar al-Nimeiri last month has completed its hearing and retired to consider judgement.

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    A special military court trying leaders of an abortive coup against Sudanese President Jaafar al-Nimeiri last month has completed its hearing and retired to consider judgement.

    SYNOPSIS: Earlier, more than 50 accused appeared before a state security tribunal in Khartoum. Altogether, nearly three hundred people are being tried for their part in the attempted Coup. Some face the death sentence if found guilty, while others face life imprisonment. Some of the accused said they were trained in Ethiopia and Libya before staging the abortive coup against President Nimeiri early last month. Weapons captured in the fighting between the rebels and government troops were displayed in the courtroom. Damage estimated at 300 million US dollars was caused in the fighting.

    Among those on trial in Khartoum was former Sudanese Army Brigadier Mohamed Nour Saeed, Military leader of the abortive coup. Brigadier Saeed pleaded not guilty to charges of waging war against Sudan and attempting to overthrow the Nimeiri regime. An investigating officer said Brigadier Saeed said in a confession that 1,000 of the insurgents had been trained in Libya and Ethiopia. Sudan broke off diplomatic relations with Libya and sealed its borders with the neighbouring state after government troops crushed the rebellion.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5SVHUQBLM9TSFTIZ4GS7XFE9V
    Media URN:
    VLVA5SVHUQBLM9TSFTIZ4GS7XFE9V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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