• Short Summary

    BLUE-UNIFORMED POLICE ARMED WITH SUB-MACHINE GUNS HELD BACK CROWDS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) AS FORMER CONGOLESE PREMIER MOISE TSHOMBE SPOKE IN HIS OWN DEFENCE AT AN ALGERIAN SUPREME COURT HEARING ON WHETHER HE SHOULD BE SENT BACK TO THE CONGO -- WHERE HE FACES A SENTENCE OF DEATH.

  • Description

    BLUE-UNIFORMED POLICE ARMED WITH SUB-MACHINE GUNS HELD BACK CROWDS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) AS FORMER CONGOLESE PREMIER MOISE TSHOMBE SPOKE IN HIS OWN DEFENCE AT AN ALGERIAN SUPREME COURT HEARING ON WHETHER HE SHOULD BE SENT BACK TO THE CONGO -- WHERE HE FACES A SENTENCE OF DEATH.

    AFTER THE BRIEF HEARING, WHICH ENDED YESTERDAY & AS HELD IN CAMERA, THE GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED ALGIERS RADIO SAID A DECISION WAS EXPECTED LATER IN THE DAY UT SO FAR THE COURT'S RULING IS STILL VEILED IN OFFICIAL SILENCE.

    M. TSHOMBE'S ALGERIAN LAWYER, MATIRE ABDESSAMAD BEN ABDALLAH, TOLD REPORTERS LATER THAT THE FORMER PREMIER HAD CONGO OF 1961 -- THE PERIOD FROM WHICH SOME OF THE CHARGES AGAINST HIM STEM.

    BEFORE THE HEARING WAS CLOSED, MAITRE ABDALLAH MADE A PLEA FOR A PUBLIC HEARING AND SAID THAT M. TSHOMBE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO TELL THE WORLD THAT HE WAS NOT THE KILLER OF THE CONGO'S FIRST PREMIER PATRICE LUMUMBA.

    IT WAS M. TSHOMBE'S FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE SINCE HIS AIRCRAFT LANDED IN ALGERIA THREE WEEKS AGO AFTER BEING HIJACKED OVER THE MEDITERRANEAN. THE FORMER PREMIER, IMMACULATE IN A BLUE SUIT, WHITE SHIRT AND RED TIE, LOOKED CALM.

    THE COURT'S RECOMMENDATION ON HIS EXTRADITION HINGES ON WHETHER THE JUDGES CONSIDER M. TSHOMBE'S ALLEGED CRIMES POLITICAL OR CRIMINAL. EXTRADITION NORMALLY COVERS ONLY CRIMINAL OFFENCES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8THTSQV2Z9DX6KSONLP5IN9ZU
    Media URN:
    VLVA8THTSQV2Z9DX6KSONLP5IN9ZU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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