• Short Summary

    A JOYFUL REUNION WITH HIS FAMILY FOR MR. ABRAM FISCHER Q.C. YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) WHEN HE?

  • Description

    A JOYFUL REUNION WITH HIS FAMILY FOR MR. ABRAM FISCHER Q.C. YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) WHEN HE WAS RELEASED ON A BAIL OF 10,000 RAND (GBP5,000) AFTER FACING A MAGISTRATES COURT ON THREE COURT UNDER THE SUPPRESSION OF COMMUNISM ACT.

    MR. FISCHER, AND TEN OTHERS, WILL APPEAR IN COURT AGAIN ON NOVEMBER 16. THE REASON FOR GRANTING BAIL WAS THAT FISCHER HAD BEEN GRANTED A PASSPORT TO ATTEND A PRIVY COUNCIL HEARING IN LONDON; HE'S REPRESENTING THE SOUTH AFRICAN SUBSIDIARY OF AN AMERICAN DRUG FIRM IN AN ACTION WHICH STARTED IN THE RHODESIAN COURTS NINE YEARS AGO.

    MR. FISCHER, WHO IS 56, HAS BEEN A BANNED PERSON UNDER THE SUPPRESSION OF COMMUNISM ACT SINCE 1961. HE WAS ALLOWED TO PRACTISE IN COURT BUT WAS NOT PERMITTED TO ATTEND ANY OTHER PUBLIC FUNCTIONS. MR. FISCHER LED THE DEFENCE IN THE RIVONIA SABOTAGE TRIAL OF NELSON MANDELA AND OTHERS.

    MR. FISCHER HAS THREE CHILDREN. HE LOST HIS WIFE IN A CAR ACCIDENT THREE MONTHS AGO, ONLY WEEKS BEFORE HE WAS ARRESTED IN A SECURITY DRIVE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9W2WON0EA9EZ3SURTHY1TVBWQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA9W2WON0EA9EZ3SURTHY1TVBWQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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