• Short Summary

    DANISH POLICE ARE STILL HOLDING THREE YOUNG PEOPLE, TWO MEN AND A WOMAN, THEY ARRESTED AT THE WEEKEND ON SUSPICION OF PLOTTING TO ASSASSINATE FORMER ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER DAVID BEN GURION IN LATIN AMERICA.

  • Description

    DANISH POLICE ARE STILL HOLDING THREE YOUNG PEOPLE, TWO MEN AND A WOMAN, THEY ARRESTED AT THE WEEKEND ON SUSPICION OF PLOTTING TO ASSASSINATE FORMER ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER DAVID BEN GURION IN LATIN AMERICA. THE TRIO ARE A 24-YEAR-OLD JORDANIAN WOMAN MIS MOUNA SOUDI, AN IRAQI AGED 25 AND IDENTIFIED ONLY AS "RAZAK" AND A SWEDEN, ROLF ERIK ALBERT SVENSSON.

    THE TWO ARABS, WHO ARE CHARGED WITH CONSPIRING TO COMMIT MURDER, IMMEDIATELY APPEALED TO THE DANISH HIGH COURT, WHICH RULED THAT THEY SHOULD REMAIN IN CUSTODY. THE SWEDEN IS CHARGED WITH COMPLICITY IN THE PLOT, AND WITH POSSESSING A HAND-GRENADE AND A PISTOL AT THE TIME OF HIS ARREST.

    OFFICIALY, THE NAMES, HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASED, DETAILS OF THE PLOT HAVE NOT BEEN GIVEN, BUT DANISH POLICE HAVE INDICATED THAT THE MAIN POINTS OF PRESS REPORTS ARE CORRECT. ACCORDING TO THESE REPORTS THE THREE WERE BOOKED TO FLY TO RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, WHERE THEY WOULD HAVE ARRIVED SHORTLY BEFORE MR. BEN GURION, WHO IS ON A SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR.

    THE ARABS ARE SUSPECTED OF BEING MEMBERS OF THE POPULAR FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE, AND SOME REPORTS LINK THEM WITH THE EL FATAH GUERILLA ORGANISATION. THE SWEDE IS REPORTED TO BE A FORMER MEDICAL STUDENT WHO BECAME SYMPATHETIC TO THE ARAB CAUSE WHILE SERVING WITH THE UNITED NATIONS PEACE-KEEPING FORCE IN THE GAZA STRIP.

    ONE OF THE MEN WAS ARRESTED AT THE HOTEL SELANDIA, THE WOMAN AT THE HOTEL CARLTON. MISS SOUDI RECENTLY ORGANISED AN EXHIBITION OF DRAWING BY ARAB REFUGEE CHILDREN IN COPENHAGEN: IT WAS CLOSED AFTER TWO DAYS BECAUSE PRO-ARAB PROPAGANDA CAPTIONS HAD BEEN ADDED TO THE PICTURES.

    LEBANESE ARCHITECT NABIL KANAFANI IS A FRIEND OF MISS SOUDI.

    THE SWEDISH LEADER OF THE EL FATAH MOVEMENT IN DENMARK IS A 39-YEAR-OLD METAL WORKER, SIGVARD THENG, A FAMILIAR FIGURE IN DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST UNITED STATES INVOLVEMENT IN VIETNAM. HE WAS LIVED FOR MANY YEARS IN ARAB COUNTRIES, AND IN THIS INTERVIEW (IN SWEDISH) SAID THE EL FATAH MOVEMENT IN DENMARK WAS A PEACEFUL ORGANISATION, FORMED TO SPREAD INFORMATION AND SYMPATHY FOR THE ARAB CAUSE. HE SAID THE ARRESTS WERE DUE TO FALSE INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY ZIONIST ORGANISATIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9MBLMR2A38U32GVZNQJ4B4PBI
    Media URN:
    VLVA9MBLMR2A38U32GVZNQJ4B4PBI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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