• Short Summary

    IN A BID TO PREVENT VIOLENCE BY RELATIVES OF THIRTEEN MEN CONDEMNED TO DEATH, MALAYSIAN POLICE SPRAYED THEM WITH TEARGAS AFTER THEY HAD KEPT AN ALL-NIGHT VIGIL OUTSIDE PUDU PRISON GATES UNTIL EARLY YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) MORNING.

  • Description


    POLICE ESCORT RELATIVES OF CONDEMNED; RIOT VAN; BANNER-CARRYING RELATIVES; POLICE IN PURSUIT; INJURED YOUTH.




    Initials LH/LBJ/VS/MK/CA/RBI/SC



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    Background: IN A BID TO PREVENT VIOLENCE BY RELATIVES OF THIRTEEN MEN CONDEMNED TO DEATH, MALAYSIAN POLICE SPRAYED THEM WITH TEARGAS AFTER THEY HAD KEPT AN ALL-NIGHT VIGIL OUTSIDE PUDU PRISON GATES UNTIL EARLY YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) MORNING. THE PRISONERS, ALL MALAYSIANS, WERE EXECUTION FOR HELPING THE INDONESIANS AGAINST MALAYSIA AT THE HEIGHT OF HOSTILITIES BETWEEN THE COUNTRIES.

    WHEN THE GROUP AGAIN MOVED DOWN THE STREET NEAR THE PRISON TO GET SOME FOOD, THEY CARRIED BANNERS APPEALING FOR CLEMENCY. THEY'D GONE ABOUT 50 YARDS WHEN POLICE CHARGED THEM WITH BATONS FLYING. SPRAYED AGAIN WITH TEARGAS, THE GROUP, ESTIMATED AT 20, SCATTERED IN VARIOUS DIRECTIONS.

    SEVERAL OF THE GROUP WERE INJURED DURING THE SCUFFLE. AT THIS STAGE, NONE OF THE RELATIVES KNEW IF THE CONDEMNED MEN WERE STILL ALIVE. ALTHOUGH REPORTERS LATER INFORMED THEM THAT THE EXECUTION HAD NOT TAKEN PLACE AS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 16).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA95YB3RJ8DFNFHIJL9UY2N2K75
    Media URN:
    VLVA95YB3RJ8DFNFHIJL9UY2N2K75
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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