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    In Italy the trial of six Red Brigade members continues in a court in Milan.?

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    In Italy the trial of six Red Brigade members continues in a court in Milan. Slow progress is being made in the face of endless legal wrangles. At the end of the session on Monday (16 October) formal hearings had still not begun, on a variety of charges including subversion.

    SYNOPSIS: The police convoy carrying the six accused arrived at the courthouse amid heavy security. Recent attacks have reminded authorities that despite setbacks, Italy's urban guerrillas are still a threat in the community.

    Inside security is also tight, and stringent checks are made on those entering the Milan courthouse.

    The defendants, kept in a Briagde founder, Renato Curcio, and Corrado Alunni. Police call some of the arrests last month the biggest breakthrough so far in the hunt for the kidnappers of former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro. But legal wrangles have hindered proceedings since they began on October 12.

    Defendants frequently interrupt proceedings and one of the accused, Sabrizio Pelli, has been allowed to deliver to the court a joint statement from the defendants. They complained about prison conditions and reaffirmed their commitment to armed struggle. At the end of the day, their formal pleas had still not been entered.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB0U94W8R0XP7L4AWTIE3Z2EXD
    Media URN:
    VLVAB0U94W8R0XP7L4AWTIE3Z2EXD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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