• Short Summary

    A COURT MARTIAL TO TRY 20 MILITARY OFFICERS AND CIVILIANS, ACCUSED OF HAVING ATTEMPTED TO OVERTHROW THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT, HEADED BY GENERAL CHUNG HEE PARK, BEGAN IN SEOUL LAST WEDNESDAY.

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    A COURT MARTIAL TO TRY 20 MILITARY OFFICERS AND CIVILIANS, ACCUSED OF HAVING ATTEMPTED TO OVERTHROW THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT, HEADED BY GENERAL CHUNG HEE PARK, BEGAN IN SEOUL LAST WEDNESDAY.

    AMONG THOSE ARRESTED IN MARCH, WHEN THE ALLEGED ATTEMPTED COUP TOOK PLACE, ARE LIEUTENANT GENERAL IN HANG PARK, CONSTRUCTION MINISTER AT THE TIME OF HIS ARREST, AND MARINE LIEUTENANT GENERAL TONG HA KIM.

    THE PROSECUTION CHARGED THAT GEN.KIM, AND ANOTHER FIVE OF THE ACCUSED, ATTEMPTED TO MOBILIZE THE MARINE BRIGADE AT KIMPO - ABOUT 20 MILES WEST OF SEOUL, AND THE MARINE MILITARY POLICE IN SEOUL, IN ORDER TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT.THE PROSECUTION ALSO ALLEGED THAT GENERAL IM HANG PARK AND 13 OTHERS PLANNED TO USE A NUMBER OF INFANTRY REGIMENTS AND AN ARTILLERY BATTALION AT INCHON - ABOUT 25 MILES WEST OF SEOUL, WITH THE SAME OBJECTIVE OF SEIZING POWER.

    A DRAMATIC MOMENT CAME DURING THE COURT MARTIAL, WHEN COLONEL AM PARK, FORMER CHIEF PROSECUTOR OF THE REVOLUTIONARY COURT AFTER GENERAL CHUNG HEE PARK'S MILITARY COUP IN 1961, STOOD UP AND SHOUTED THAT THE COURT MARTIAL WAS FALSE.THE COUP PLOT WAS MADE BY THE HAND OF JUNTA (GOVERNMENT) MEMBERS TO ELIMINATE US FROM POWER, HE DECLARED.

    THE VERDICT OF THE COURT MARTIAL IS NOT YET KNOWN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAR1HQKII8K9XOE2VL4EBAP9P6
    Media URN:
    VLVAAR1HQKII8K9XOE2VL4EBAP9P6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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