• Short Summary

    MILITARY COURTS HAVE BEEN SET UP WITH CONSIDERABLE SUCCESS IN THE CONGO TO PUT ON TRIAL MISCREANT CIVILIANS AND MERCENARIES.

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    MILITARY COURTS HAVE BEEN SET UP WITH CONSIDERABLE SUCCESS IN THE CONGO TO PUT ON TRIAL MISCREANT CIVILIANS AND MERCENARIES. IN THE MILITARY CAMP AT KOKOLA YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) A COURT HEADED BY MAJOR SINGA HEARD EVIDENCE AND PASSED SENTENCES IN THE CASES OF THEFT OF AN AIRCRAFT; THEFT OF A REVOLVER AND THE MISAPPROPRIATION OF GOVERNMENT FUNDS.

    TWO MERCENARIES, AN AUSTRALIAN AND A SOUTH AFRICAN, WERE TRIED AND FOUND GUILTY OF ATTEMPTING TO STEAL A DC 3 AIRCRAFT. THEIR SENTENCE WAS 45 MONTHS IMPRISONMENT.

    SENTENCED TO 5 YEARS, WAS A POLISH MERCENARY FOR THE MURDER OF ANOTHER MERCENARY AT PAULIS. THREE YEARS WAS THE SENTENCE PASSED ON A CONGOLESE FOR THE THEFT OF A REVOLVER.

    THE DAY'S MAJOR CASE WAS THAT OF A BERLIN-BORN SOUTH AFRICAN MERCENARY CHARGED WITH THE THEFT OF 54 MILLION CONGOLESE FRANCS (GBP128,000 STERLING). GERD-JOHANN VON BLOTTNITZ WAS SAID TO HAVE STOLEN MONEY FROM MERCENARY ACCOUNTS. A BELGIAN LAWYER IS APPEARING ON BEHALF OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN AND THE CASE, AFTER THE READING OF THE CHARGE, WAS ADJOURNED UNTIL MONDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB4NHZGUPE7IG2QPL6AUKRVLRM
    Media URN:
    VLVAB4NHZGUPE7IG2QPL6AUKRVLRM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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