• Short Summary

    TWO OF THE MEN WHO ONCE RAN EGYPT'S AIR FORCE HAVE RECEIVED PRISON SENTENCES TOTALLING 25 YEARS, AND A NUMBER OF LESSER OFFICERS HAVE BEEN EITHER IMPRISONED OF CASHIERED.

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    TWO OF THE MEN WHO ONCE RAN EGYPT'S AIR FORCE HAVE RECEIVED PRISON SENTENCES TOTALLING 25 YEARS, AND A NUMBER OF LESSER OFFICERS HAVE BEEN EITHER IMPRISONED OF CASHIERED.

    THE FORMER COMMANDER OF THE AIR FORCE, AIR MARSHAL MOHAMMED SIDKY MAHMOUD, WAS SENTENCES TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR HIS PART IN THE EGYPTIAN DEFEAT BY ISRAEL LAST JUNE. THE FORMER COMMANDER OF AIR DEFENCE, ISMAIL LABIB WAS GIVEN A SENTENCE OF TEN YEARS, AND TWO OTHER SENIOR OFFICERS ON TRIAL WITH THEM WERE ACQUITTED.

    ANOTHER MILITARY COURT SENTENCED AND CASHIERED A NUMBER OF OTHER OFFICERS, INCLUDING A MAJOR-GENERAL WHO RECEIVED 15 YEARS IMPRISONMENT.

    NO FORMAL INDICTMENT GIVING CHARGES WERE EVEN PRESENTED IN THE TRIALS, BUT CAIRO RADIO SAID THE ACCUSED WERE ON TRIAL FOR BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEVASTATING SETBACK SUFFERED BY THE EGYPTIAN AIR FORCE AT THE START OF THE MIDDLE EAST WAR LAST JUNE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6NTZ4RIP3PMRSSBLZDG4W7Z28
    Media URN:
    VLVA6NTZ4RIP3PMRSSBLZDG4W7Z28
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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