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    The trial of the leaders of Italy's Red Brigade group of urban guerrillas resumed on Wednesday (29 March) in Turin.

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    (TURIN) GVs: Chained Red Brigades members being led from police vehicles into court. (3 SHOTS)
    SV INT: Red Brigades members taken into cage inside ??? court.
    GV: Judge enters and sits down.
    GV PAN FROM: Red Brigades members to trial in progress.

    (ROME) GV: Armed police searching vehicles and patrolling street. (2 SHOTS)
    CU: Man reading paper.
    GV: Building where Christian Democrat meeting was held.
    GV INT: Christian Democrat Secretary Benigno Zaccagnini arrives to applause and walks to rostrum. (3 SHOTS)
    SV & CU: Christian Democrats listen as Zaccagnini speaks in Italian.

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    Background: The trial of the leaders of Italy's Red Brigade group of urban guerrillas resumed on Wednesday (29 March) in Turin. The founder of the Red Brigade, Renato Curcio, and fourteen other guerrilla leaders face up to twenty years in goal.
    SYNOPSIS: The trial had been adjourned in ???, with the defendants shouting ??? and insults ??? the ??? Court-appointed lawyers for the Red Brigade members??? reported their ??? their clients to be allowed to defend themselves. group of common criminals has threatened to kill Brigade members in ??? unless the kidnapped ??? ??? is returning??? committed of criminals issue a statement saying ??? in goal would kill the guerrillas unless a deadline for Signor Moro's return was not. They said the killing's would be carried out despite police escorts and the solitary confinement of the guerrillas. The criminals said they wanted to show support for "democratic Italy".
    In Rome, police still have no new lead in their search for Signor Moro and his kidnappers. Five guards died in a gun battle when he was captured in a Red Brigades ambush.
    Signor Moro is President of Italy's ruling Christian Democratic party, and 120 party representatives not to discuss the kidnapping. Signor Moro has been ??? five times, and was tipped to be the next Italian president. The Secretary of the Christian Democratic Party, Signor Boni??? Zaccagnini, is a close ??? of Aldo Moro, and was main speaker at the party meeting. In an emotional speech, he said Signor Moro had become a symbol of unity and nation solidarity. Signor, Zaccagnini said the kidnappers' blackmail would not work, and that Christian Democrats believed in the ability of the police and the public, working together, to isolate the terrorists.

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