• Short Summary

    BEFORE A COURT IN CAIRO, EGYPT, U.A.R. THE TRIAL OPENED JUNE 27 OF THREE PERSONS?

  • Description

    BEFORE A COURT IN CAIRO, EGYPT, U.A.R. THE TRIAL OPENED JUNE 27 OF THREE PERSONS ALLEGED TO HAVE SPIED FOR ISRAEL. THE PRINCIPAL DEFENDANT JEAN LEON THOMAS WAS DESCRIBED AS AN EGYPTIAN OF ARMENIAN ORIGIN.

    THE DEFENDANTS - THE FIRST OF EIGHT PERSONS TO APPEAR ON TRIAL - INCLUDED MOHAMMED HASSAN, AN EGYPTIAN ARMY CLERK.

    EXHIBITS SHOWN IN COURT INCLUDED FILMED DOCUMENTS OF MILITARY INFORMATION ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED IN THE SPY-RING JUST BEFORE THEY WERE DUE TO HAVE BEEN SENT OUT OF THE COUNTRY, HIDDEN IN SOUVENIRS OF EGYPT.

    THE PROSECUTION SAID THE ACTIVITIES OF THE SPY-RING HAD BEEN KNOWN BY THE EGYPTIAN INTELLIGENCE SERVICE SINCE 1958. THE SPIES WERE ARRESTED LAST JANUARY AND, ACCORDING TO THE PROSECUTION, HAD ADMITTED SPYING FOR ISRAEL.

    BOTH ISRAEL AND EGYPT ARE STILL TECHNICALLY AT WAR WITH ONE ANOTHER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9NLOKTMAZ99YZXLH251YB4WF5
    Media URN:
    VLVA9NLOKTMAZ99YZXLH251YB4WF5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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