• Short Summary

    ARMED TROOPS IN VENEZUELA RINGED THE COURT BUILDING WHERE THE TRIAL OPENED ON THURSDAY OF A FORMER PRESIDENT, SENOR MARCOS PEREZ JIMENEZ.

  • Description

    ARMED TROOPS IN VENEZUELA RINGED THE COURT BUILDING WHERE THE TRIAL OPENED ON THURSDAY OF A FORMER PRESIDENT, SENOR MARCOS PEREZ JIMENEZ.

    JIMENEZ, AGED 51, IS CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLING PUBLIC FUNDS DURING HIS TEN YEARS IN OFFICE. HIS PUBLIC APPEARANCE AT THE COURT WAS THE FIRST SINCE HE WAS EXTRADITED FROM THE UNITED STATES IN AUGUST 1963. HE IS THE FIRST FORMER HEAD OF STATE TO BE TRIED IN VENEZUELAN HISTORY.

    HIS REGIME WAS OVERTHROWN IN JANUARY 1958, AND HE FLED TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. LATER HE WENT TO THE UNITED STATES.

    THE DEFENCE DENY THE EMBEZZLEMENT CHARGES AND ARGUE THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS NO LEGAL RIGHT TO TRY HIM. AND THAT IT IS PREJUDICED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA615LXS1CN2KLLWNY81974QQ4
    Media URN:
    VLVA615LXS1CN2KLLWNY81974QQ4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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