• Short Summary

    A PROMINENT NORTH KOREAN JOURNALIST, WHO WAS ARRESTED IN SAIGON IN JANUARY, ADMITTED BEFORE A COURT IN SEOUL ON THURSDAY (10 APRIL) HE HAD BEEN ACTING AS A COMMUNIST AGENT IN SOUTH KOREA FOR 22 MONTHS.

  • Description

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    GV DISTRICT COURT IN SEOUL.
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    2.
    SV BUS CARRYING PRISONERS ARRIVES AT COURT.
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    3.
    SV PRISONERS TIED IN GROUPS DISEMBARKING FROM BUS.
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    4.
    GV POLICE GUARDING PRISONERS.
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    5.
    LV PRISONERS DISEMBARKING FROM ANOTHER BUS.
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    6.
    GV CROWD OUTSIDE COURT.
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    7.
    LV SOO KEUN LEE COMES OUT OF BUS AND ENTERS COURT.
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    8.
    GV PEOPLE BEING CHECKED WHILE ENTERING COURT.
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    9.
    GV INT. COURT ROOM.
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    10.
    SCU LEE SEATED.
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    11.
    GV PHOTOGRAPHERS IN FRONT OF LEE TAKING PHOTOS.
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    12.
    CU PAN FROM LEE TO OTHER PRISONERS.
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    13.
    SV JUDGES AND PROSECUTORS ENTER COURT AND TAKE SEAT.
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    14.
    GV PRISONERS TAKE SEAT.
    1.17



    Initials CP/VS/PN/GJB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A PROMINENT NORTH KOREAN JOURNALIST, WHO WAS ARRESTED IN SAIGON IN JANUARY, ADMITTED BEFORE A COURT IN SEOUL ON THURSDAY (10 APRIL) HE HAD BEEN ACTING AS A COMMUNIST AGENT IN SOUTH KOREA FOR 22 MONTHS. HE'S SOO KEUN LEE, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF NORTH KOREA'S CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY AND HE FACES A POSSIBLE DEATH PENALTY.

    AT HIS TRIAL, LEE, 45, PLEADED GUILTY TO PROSECUTION CHARGES THAT HE CROSSED THE BORDER TO THE SOUTH AT THE ARMISTICE VILLAGE OF PANMUNJOM ON MARCH 22, 1967, UNDER INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE COMMUNIST PARTY.

    HE TOLD THE SEOUL CRIMINAL DISTRICT COURT HE WAS ORDERED TO GO TO THE SOUTH, AFTER PRETENDING DEFECTION, AND TO ACT AS AN UNDERCOVER AGENT UNTIL THE COMMUNIST TAKEOVER OF SOUTH KOREA.

    LEE SLIPPED OUT OF SEOUL ON JANUARY 27 WITH A FORGED PASSPORT, WEARING A WIG AND FALSE MOUSTACHE.

    HE WAS STOPPED AT HONG KONG AIRPORT IN A SCUFFLE WITH SOUTH KOREAN OFFICIALS. AFTER TWO DAYS DETENTION BY POLICE HE WAS ALLOWED TO TAKE A FLIGHT FOR PHNOM PENH, HIS ORIGINAL DESTINATION.

    BUT DURING A STOPOVER AT SAIGON AIRPORT, LEE WAS ARRESTED BY SOUTH VIETNAMESE POLICE AND FLOWN BACK TO SEOUL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6OSCRS337GOAWTCPZ6LZ8O56B
    Media URN:
    VLVA6OSCRS337GOAWTCPZ6LZ8O56B
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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