• Short Summary

    A GROUP OF 56 PEASANTS WAS TODAY (SATURDAY) AWAITING SENTENCE IN LIMA, THE PERUVIAN CAPITAL, ON CHARGES OF SUBVERSION AND GUERILLA ACTIVITIES IN THE CENTRAL PERUVIAN HIGHLANDS IN 1965.

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    COURTROOM SCENES; PROSECUTOR READING CHARGES.




    Initials DHC/V/CR/PC



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    Background: A GROUP OF 56 PEASANTS WAS TODAY (SATURDAY) AWAITING SENTENCE IN LIMA, THE PERUVIAN CAPITAL, ON CHARGES OF SUBVERSION AND GUERILLA ACTIVITIES IN THE CENTRAL PERUVIAN HIGHLANDS IN 1965. THE MILITARY TRIAL IS THE BIGGEST IN THE COUNTRY'S HISTORY.

    THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR HAS DEMANDED 20-YEAR SENTENCES FOR TWO OF THE ACCUSED, 15 YEARS FOR ANOTHER AND FIVE YEARS FOR THE REST. THE PEASANTS ARE ACCUSED OF ATTACKING THE ARMED FORCES, BELONGING TO ILLEGAL ORGANISATIONS, ILLEGAL USE OF FIREARMS, TREASON, AND CRIMES AGAINST THE NATIONAL SECURITY.

    DEFENCE LAWYERS HAVE ASKED THE COURT TO DISMISS THE CHARGES, WHICH THEY HAVE TERMED "POLITICALLY MOTIVATED". THE DEFENCE LAWYERS, PLEADING NOT GUILTY ON BEHALF OF THE DEFENDANTS, SAID THE MEN WERE "PEOPLE WITHOUT RESOURCES OR EDUCATION WHO WERE CALLED TO COLLABORATE IN THE QUEST FOR JUST REVINDICATIONS."
    THE PROSECUTION ALLEGED THAT SOME 120 GUERILLAS AND 30 SOLDIERS WERE KILLED IN THE 1965 GUERILLA CLASHES, IN WHICH 300 ALLEGED EXTREMISTS TOOK PART.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9W4KCZK1Y07T5OS5LHM1N0LWI
    Media URN:
    VLVA9W4KCZK1Y07T5OS5LHM1N0LWI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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