• Short Summary

    A WEST GERMAN JOURNALIST WILL APPEAR AT THE ACCRA HIGH COURT ON MONDAY CHARGED WITH MISPRISION OF TREASON OR KNOWLEDGE OF AND FAILURE TO GIVE INFORMATION ABOUT TREASON - CONSPIRACY TO CARRY OUT SEDITION AND THE UNLAWFUL IMPORTATION OF GHANAIAN CURRENCY.

  • Description

    A WEST GERMAN JOURNALIST WILL APPEAR AT THE ACCRA HIGH COURT ON MONDAY CHARGED WITH MISPRISION OF TREASON OR KNOWLEDGE OF AND FAILURE TO GIVE INFORMATION ABOUT TREASON - CONSPIRACY TO CARRY OUT SEDITION AND THE UNLAWFUL IMPORTATION OF GHANAIAN CURRENCY. THE JOURNALIST, LUTZ HEROLD, WAS COMMITTED FOR TRIAL AFTER A COURT HEARING IN ACCRA ON WEDNESDAY.

    AT WEDNESDAY'S HEARING, GHANA'S MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL, MR. KWAW SWANZY, TOLD THE COURT THAT HEROLD HAD MADE A STATEMENT TO GHANA'S SPECIAL BRANCH OFFICERS ON THE 25TH OF LAST MONTH. HE CLAIMED THAT HEROLD HAD ENTERED GHANA LAST MONTH WITH KNOWLEDGE, WHICH HE FAILED TO IMMEDIATELY REVEAL, OF PLANS TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT OF GHANA.

    HEROLD'S STATEMENT IS ALLEGED TO DESCRIBE A MEETING HE HAD IN AUGUST WITH DR. KOFI BUSIA, THE SELF-EXILED FORMER GHANA OPPOSITION LEADER NOW LIVING IN LONDON, AND WITH OTHER GHANAIANS LIVING OUTSIDE GHANA. THE ALLEGED STATEMENT SAYS THAT DR. BUSIA ASKED HIM (HEROLD) TO MAKE CONTACTS WITH WEST GERMAN INDUSTRIALISTS FOR FINANCIAL HELP, AND PROMISED THAT WHEN HE (DR. BUSIA) CAME TO POWER IN GHANA HE WOULD HELP THEM TO ESTABLISH WEST GERMAN INDUSTRIES IN GHANA.

    NO PLEASE WAS TAKEN AT WEDNESDAY'S HEARING AND HEROLD WAS REMANDED IN CUSTODY. THE CHARGE OF MISPRISION OF TREASON CARRIES A MAXIMUM PENALTY OF 10 YEARS IMPRISONMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7USU5C79ZZVDB1KODCURBI4Y8
    Media URN:
    VLVA7USU5C79ZZVDB1KODCURBI4Y8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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