• Short Summary

    MICHAEL DENIS ROHAN, THE AUSTRALIAN SHEEP-SHEARER ACCUSED OF SETTING FIRE TO THE AL ASQA MOSQUE IN JERUSALEM WAS THE FIRST WITNESS TO BE CALLED FOR THE DEFENCE.

  • Description

    MICHAEL DENIS ROHAN, THE AUSTRALIAN SHEEP-SHEARER ACCUSED OF SETTING FIRE TO THE AL ASQA MOSQUE IN JERUSALEM WAS THE FIRST WITNESS TO BE CALLED FOR THE DEFENCE.

    THE TRIAL, WHICH HAD BEEN HELD UP FOR TWO WEEKS WHILE ROHAN UNDERWENT PSYCHIATRIC EXAMINATIONS, CONTINUED WITH ROHAN IN THE BULLET-PROOF SECURITY BOX.

    AFTER REFUSING TO SWEAR ON THE BIBLE, BECAUSE OF RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, ROHAN TOOK AN OATH:
    MR. TUNIK CONTINUED TO QUESTION ROHAN ABOUT HIS ARREST. ASKED WHERE HE WAS TAKEN ROHAN REPLIED;
    ROHAN WENT ON TO TELL THE COURT THAT HE BELIEVES THAT GOD WANTS HIM TO BUILD A TEMPLE, AND SET HIM UP AS THE KING OF JERUSALEM AND JUDEA. HE EXPLAINED THAT HE HAD COME TO THIS CONCLUSION AFTER A SERIES OF REVELATIONS.

    THE FIRST MESSAGE FROM GOD, HE TOLD THE COURT, HAD COME TO HIM IN AUSTRALIA IN MARCH 1965. HE ALSO ADMITTED TO HAVING SUFFERED FROM FITS OF DEPRESSION AND HAVING TRIED TO COMMIT SUICIDE TWICE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAH7DTLO0HI6YVHQEJJ9U6Q7ZB
    Media URN:
    VLVAAH7DTLO0HI6YVHQEJJ9U6Q7ZB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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