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    ANOTHER GROUP OF PEOPLE ARE ON TRIAL IN BAGHDAD ON ESPIONAGE CHARGES FOLLOWING THE HANGING OF 14 PEOPLE IN THE IRAQI CAPITAL ON MONDAY (JANUARY 27).

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    ANOTHER GROUP OF PEOPLE ARE ON TRIAL IN BAGHDAD ON ESPIONAGE CHARGES FOLLOWING THE HANGING OF 14 PEOPLE IN THE IRAQI CAPITAL ON MONDAY (JANUARY 27). THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT HAS DECLARED THAT ANYONE FOUND GUILTY OF BEING AN ISRAELI SPY WILL BE PUBLICLY - HANGED. SINCE MONDAY'S EXECUTIONS, THERE HAVE BEEN DEMONSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AGAINST THE IRAQI ACTION.

    NINE OF THE PEOPLE EXECUTED IN BAGHDAD WERE IRAQI JEWS.

    THE BAGHDAD RADIO REPORTS OF FURTHER TRIALS CAME AMID WORLDWIDE DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST MONDAY'S EXECUTIONS AND SILENCE IN THE ARAB WORLD -- AN APPARENT SIGN OF DISAPPROVAL. IN NEW YORK, ABOUT 100 PEOPLE DEMONSTRATED YESTERDAY ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE UNITED NATIONS MISSION OF IRAQ TO PROTEST AGAINST THE HANGINGS.

    A JEWISH SPOKESMAN SAID THE NINE JEWS WERE EXECUTED AFTER A TRIAL IN WHICH THERE WERE "NO CHARGES AND NO LAWYER". THE DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED IN A PEACEFUL AND ORDERLY MANNER, SINGING ISRAELI SONGS. SOME HELD UP SIGNS READING "RELEASE JEWS HELD BY IRAQI BUTCHERS."
    MR. SID DAVIDOFF, A SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE MAYOR OF NEW YORK, JOINED THE DEMONSTRATORS AND TOLD NEWSMEN THAT HE FELT IT IRONIC THAT WORLD LEADERS COULD CRITICISE ISRAELI ACTIONS IN THE LEBANON AND "SIT IN SILENCE" ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN IRAQ.

    IN LONDON, A MAN WAS STABBED DURING A SIMILAR DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE THE IRAQI EMBASSY. POLICE HAD TO MOVE IN TO PREVENT ANGRY DEMONSTRATORS FROM STORMING THE EMBASSY, WHERE WINDOWS WERE BROKEN. THE INJURED MAN WAS LATER SAID TO BE IN A CONFORTABLE CONDITION IN HOSPITAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8KLS2VJF71WWARC0EVHAZ9F3N
    Media URN:
    VLVA8KLS2VJF71WWARC0EVHAZ9F3N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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