• Short Summary

    THE SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT TODAY (SUNDAY) DECLARED THAT IT WOULD CARRY OUT THE DEATH SENTENCE ON A VIET CONG GUERRILLA, FOUND GUILTY OF COMPLICITY IN LAST MONTH'S BOMB ATTACK ON THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY IN SAIGON.

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    THE SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT TODAY (SUNDAY) DECLARED THAT IT WOULD CARRY OUT THE DEATH SENTENCE ON A VIET CONG GUERRILLA, FOUND GUILTY OF COMPLICITY IN LAST MONTH'S BOMB ATTACK ON THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY IN SAIGON.A MILITARY TRIBUNAL PASSED SENTENCE OF DEATH ON NGUYEN VAN HAI, A 27 YEAR OLD CARPENTER, LAST FRIDAY.

    NGUYEN VAN HAI WAS SHOT AND CAPTURED BY POLICE AFTER THE BOMB ATTACK ON THE EMBASSY ON MARCH 30.THE BLAST KILLED THIRTEEN PEOPLE AND WOUNDED MORE THAN 180 OTHERS.THE TRIAL HAD BEEN SCHEDULED FOR EARLY LAST WEEK, BUT NGUYEN VAN HAI WAS STILL BEING TREATED FOR A BULLET IN THE STOMACH.

    DESPITE THE SENTENCE OF DEATH, THERE HAD BEEN DOUBT WHETHER THE EXECUTION WOULD TAKE PLACE.DURING THE TRIAL, THE VIET CONG ISSUED A WARNING THAT IF NGUYEN VAN HAI WAS EXECUTED, THEY, IN TURN, WOULD EXECUTE AN AMERICAN OFFICIAL KIDNAPPED IN FEBRUARY.

    THE OFFICIAL, MR.GUSTAVE HERTZ, HEAD OF THE ADMINISTRATION SECTION OF THE U.S.AID MISSION IN SOUTH VIETNAM, DISAPPEARED FROM SAIGON ON FEBRUARY 2.UNTIL THE VIET CONG ULTIMATUM, IT WAS NOT KNOWN THAT HE WAS STILL ALIVE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABWIP7A81O79EQHISHQMU0V7VH
    Media URN:
    VLVABWIP7A81O79EQHISHQMU0V7VH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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