• Short Summary

    Following the conditional release of 29-year-old former French paratroop officer and National Assembly Deputy for Algiers Pierre Lagaillarde, during the third week of the trial of the "January Algiers Barricades", the Paris military tribunal ordered the Provisional release of two more defendants Nov 17.

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    Following the conditional release of 29-year-old former French paratroop officer and National Assembly Deputy for Algiers Pierre Lagaillarde, during the third week of the trial of the "January Algiers Barricades", the Paris military tribunal ordered the Provisional release of two more defendants Nov 17. They were Jean Maurice Demarquet, a former Poujadist deputy and former paratroop officer; and Dr. Jean-Claude Perez, leader of one of the Algiers extremist movements.

    Though there was no outburst of joy in the crowded court as there was at the Nov 16 announcement releasing Lagaillarde, a crowd of the defendants' supporters waited outside the Sante Prison to greet the two released men.

    They included Lagaillarde himself, members of his family; defence lawyer Jacques Isorni, former deputy and lawyer to the late Marshal Philippe Petain; and Rightist Deputy Jean-Marie Le Pen, frequent appellant in the National Assembly for Legaillarde's release.

    The release from prison of Demarquet and Perez brings to 13 the number of defendants released on bail. Two others are still held, and the remaining four of the total of 19 defendants are being tried in their absence.

    M. Demarquet told journalists: "My comrades and I defend one ideal - to live and die for French Algeria".

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAJYBF5L9TEQCXCCM8WUBB767Y
    Media URN:
    VLVAAJYBF5L9TEQCXCCM8WUBB767Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1960
    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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