• Short Summary

    IRAQ HAS ANOTHER GROUP OF PEOPLE ON TRIAL IN BAGHDAD ON ESPIONAGE CHARGES AMID GOVERNMENT DECLARATIONS THAT ANYONE FOUND GUILTY OF BEING AN ISRAELI SPY WOULD BE PUBLICALLY HANGED.

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    IRAQ HAS ANOTHER GROUP OF PEOPLE ON TRIAL IN BAGHDAD ON ESPIONAGE CHARGES AMID GOVERNMENT DECLARATIONS THAT ANYONE FOUND GUILTY OF BEING AN ISRAELI SPY WOULD BE PUBLICALLY HANGED. DEMONSTRATIONS WERE HELD THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, INCLUDING IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND, AND IN NEW YORK, IN THE UNITED STATES, YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), AGAINST THE HANGING OF 14 PEOPLE -- NINE OF THEM IRAQI JEWS -- IN BAGHDAD ON MONDAY.

    THE BAGHDAD RADIO REPORTS OF FURTHER TRIALS CAME AMID WORLDWIDE DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST MONDAY'S EXECUTIONS AND SILENCE IN THE ARAB WORLD -- AN APPARENT SIGN OF DISAPPROVAL. IN NEW YORK, ABOUT 100 PEOPLE DEMONSTRATED YESTERDAY ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE UNITED NATIONS MISSIONS OF IRAQ TO PROTEST AGAINST THE HANGINGS.

    A JEWISH SPOKESMAN SAID THE NINE JEWS WERE EXECUTED AFTER A TRIAL IN WHICH THERE WERE "NO CHARGES AND NO LAWYER". THE DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED IN A PEACEFUL AND ORDERLY MANNER, SINGING ISRAELI SONGS. SOME HELD UP SIGNS READING "RELEASE JEWS HELD BY IRAQI BUTCHERS".

    MR SID DAVIDOFF, A SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE MAYOR OF NEW YORK, JOINED THE DEMONSTRATORS AND TOLD NEWSMEN THAT HE FELT IT IRONIC THAT WORLD LEADERS COULD CRITICISE ISRAELI ACTIONS IN THE LEBANON AND "SIT IN SILENCE" ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN IRAQ.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5WTFR3CYB5BG2YZKZ4U450FSN
    Media URN:
    VLVA5WTFR3CYB5BG2YZKZ4U450FSN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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