• Short Summary

    THE FATE OF FORMER CONGOLESE LEADER MOISE TSHOMBE, HELD IN ALGERIA FOR THE PAST EIGHT DAYS, IS STILL UNDECIDED.

  • Description

    THE FATE OF FORMER CONGOLESE LEADER MOISE TSHOMBE, HELD IN ALGERIA FOR THE PAST EIGHT DAYS, IS STILL UNDECIDED. HE FACES A DEATH SENTENCE FOR ALLEGED TREASON IF HE IS EXTRADITED TO CONGO-KINSHASA AND CONGOLESE LEGAL AND SECURITY CHIEFS HAVE BEEN IN ALGERIA SINCE LAST TUESDAY, ARGUING THE CASE FOR EXTRADITION. ON THURSDAY, THE CONGOLESE DELEGATION MET ALGERIAN PRIME MINISTER HOUARI BOUMEDIENNE.

    CONGO-KINSHASA'S CASE FOR EXTRADITION IS BEING PRESSED BY A THREE-MAN DELEGATION -- MINISTER OF STATE BERNARD MUNGUL DIAKA, ATTORNEY-GENERAL ALIDOR KABEYA AND SECURITY CHIEF COLONEL SINGA. ON THURSDAY, THEY HAD A 20-MINUTE TALK WITH THE ALGERIAN LEADER.

    SINCE MR. TSHOMBE LANDED IN ALGERIA LAST SATURDAY AFTER A MYSTERIOUS AIR FLIGHT OVER ALGERIAN TERRITORY, HE HAS BEEN HELD IN AN UNKNOWN LOCATION, TOGETHER WITH THE CREW AND A NUMBER OF PASSENGERS ON THE AIRCRAFT, WHICH LANDED AFTER ONE OF THE PASSENGERS FORCED THE PILOT TO DO SO AT GUNPOINT.

    IT HAD BEEN THOUGHT THAT THE DECISION WHETHER OR NOT TO RELEASE MR. TSHOMBE TO CONGOLESE AUTHORITIES MAY REST WITH AN ALGERIAN COURT OF APPEAL. ALREADY, THE FORMER LEADER'S WIFE HAS ENGAGED AN EMINENT FRENCH LAWYER TO REPRESENT HIM IF THE HEARING IS BROUGHT TO COURT.

    MR. TSHOMBE WAS DISMISSED FROM OFFICE AS PREMIER IN 1965 AND SENTENCED TO DEATH BY THE CONGO-KINSHASA GOVERNMENT EARLIER THIS YEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA92KM2KUW5YGN72EVB83WD524V
    Media URN:
    VLVA92KM2KUW5YGN72EVB83WD524V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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