• Short Summary

    FOUR PEOPLE, INCLUDING A BRITON AND AN AUSTRALIAN, ARE ON TRIAL IN BRATISLAVA ACCUSED OF TRYING TO SMUGGLE A MAN OUT OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

  • Description

    FOUR PEOPLE, INCLUDING A BRITON AND AN AUSTRALIAN, ARE ON TRIAL IN BRATISLAVA ACCUSED OF TRYING TO SMUGGLE A MAN OUT OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA. ALL OF THEM ARE ALLEGED TO HAVE CONFESSED TO THE CHARGE, ACCORDING TO THE PROSECUTION WHEN THE CASE OPENED TODAY (TUESDAY).

    THE FOUR ARE: AUSTRIAN JOURNALIST FRAULEIN ANDREA WALDER, AGED 34; HUNGARIAN SCULPTOR TIBOR KARMAN, AGED 38; SCOTTISH STUDENT NORMAN STONEN, AGED 23; AND AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLTEACHER MISS JANICE WILSON, A 26-YEAR-OLD MELBOURNE GIRL WHO HAS BEEN WORKING IN VIENNA.

    NONE OF THE FOUR DEFENDANTS WAS ASKED TO PLEAD. READING AND TRANSLATION OF THE EIGHT-PAGE INDICTMENT TOOK MORE THAN TWO HOURS, AS PROCEEDINGS ARE BEING CONDUCTED IN FOUR LANGUAGES: SLOVAK, HUNGARIAN, ENGLISH AND GERMAN.

    KARMAN TOLD THE COURT HE INTENDED TO MARRY FRAULEIN WALDER, BUT HE DENIED THAT THEY PLANNED TO MAKE AN ILLEGAL FLIGHT INTO AUSTRIA. HIS FIANCEE SAID SHE WANTED TO GET MARRIED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. SO, THROUGH "PURE STUPIDITY," SHE AND THE OTHERS TRIED TO SMUGGLE HIM BY CAR OUT OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

    ALL FOUR WERE ARRESTED BY CZECH BORDER AUTHORITIES ON MARCH 15, AND HAVE BEEN IN CUSTODY SINCE THEN. THE HEARING, WHICH CONTINUES TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY), IS EXPECTED TO GO ON UNTIL AT LEAST THURSDAY.

    THE COURT IS HEADED BY THE PRESIDING PROFESSIONAL JUDGE, ASSISTED BY TWO "CIVIL JUDGES" - A KINDERGARTEN HEADMISTRESS AND A MAN EMPLOYED BY THE LOCAL WATERWORKS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA81QLFFZ0DN0LHTB82TWL05RW1
    Media URN:
    VLVA81QLFFZ0DN0LHTB82TWL05RW1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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