• Short Summary

    GENERAL MOHAMMED OUFKIR, MOROCCAN INTERIOR MINISTER, IS BEING TRIED IN HIS ABSENCE BY A PARIS COURT FOR THE KIDNAPPING LAST 29 OCTOBER OF MOROCCAN OPPOSITION LEADER MEHDI BEN BARKA, AS ARE TWO MOROCCAN POLICE OFFICIALS AND FOUR FRENCH GANGSTERS.

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    GENERAL MOHAMMED OUFKIR, MOROCCAN INTERIOR MINISTER, IS BEING TRIED IN HIS ABSENCE BY A PARIS COURT FOR THE KIDNAPPING LAST 29 OCTOBER OF MOROCCAN OPPOSITION LEADER MEHDI BEN BARKA, AS ARE TWO MOROCCAN POLICE OFFICIALS AND FOUR FRENCH GANGSTERS. THOSE PRESENT IN COURT TODAY INCLUDED BEN BARKA'S BROTHER, ABDELKADER, WHO GAVE TESTIMONY, AND THE MISSING LEADER'S WIFE, RITA.

    ABDELKADER BEN BARKA TOLD THE COURT HIS BROTHER IS DEAD, SAYING IT WAS A CERTAINTY. "BUT HOW DID HE DIE? WAS HE TORTURED? KNIFINGS BY OUFKIR HAUNT ME CEASELESSLY," HE ADDED.

    ABDELKADER BEN BARKA IS A CIVIL PLAINTIFF AGAINST THE FIVE ACCUSED IN COURT, WHO INCLUDE TWO FRENCH POLICE DRUG SQUAD OFFICERS. AS A CIVIL PLAINTIFF, M. BEN BARKA IS NOT ALLOWED BY FRENCH LAW TO TESTIFY AS A WITNESS, BUT THE PRESIDING JUDGE EXCEPTIONALLY ALLOWED HIM TO MAKE A STATEMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAMGHWRUXOQ5DHEC58QX2O6FRA
    Media URN:
    VLVAAMGHWRUXOQ5DHEC58QX2O6FRA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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