• Short Summary

    A FIVE-MAN STATE SECURITY COURT YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) DECIDED ON A CLOSED-DOOR TRIAL IN CAIRO FOR TWO EGYPTIAN JOURNALISTS, WHO ARE ACCUSED OF TRYING TO SELL MILITARY SECRETS TO ISRAEL.

  • Description

    A FIVE-MAN STATE SECURITY COURT YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) DECIDED ON A CLOSED-DOOR TRIAL IN CAIRO FOR TWO EGYPTIAN JOURNALISTS, WHO ARE ACCUSED OF TRYING TO SELL MILITARY SECRETS TO ISRAEL. THE DECISION WAS TAKEN DURING A 20-MINUTE OPENING SESSION HELD IN PUBLIC. THE PROSECUTION HE ASKED FOR THE DEATH PENALTY.

    THE TWO ACCUSED ARE FREELANCE CAMERAMEN, MUNIR MOHAMED ABADEL GHANY ISSA, AND FORMER ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS EDITOR ALY MAHMOUD ALY MOUSSA. THEY WERE ARRESTED LAST DECEMBER AT CAIRO AIRPORT, WHERE ACCORDING TO THE INDICTMENT ABEDEL GHANY WAS ABOUT TO CATCH A FLIGHT OUT OF THE COUNTRY, CARRYING WITH HIM AN UNDEVELOP FILM CONTAINING MILITARY SECRETS. MAHMOUD IS ACCUSED OF WRITING REPORTS TO GO WITH THE PICTURES.

    THE PRISONERS WERE SMILING WHEN THEY ARRIVED AT COURT. THE TRIAL IS TO BEGIN ON MAY 3RD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8TSBPWDLNPWIMSUY3XUUVW7WL
    Media URN:
    VLVA8TSBPWDLNPWIMSUY3XUUVW7WL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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