While no cameramen were allowed in the Court of Misdemeanour during the trial of the 11 students accused of 'resisting arrest' and 'insulting the Authorities', another trial started this morning at Athens Special Court Martial.
(NO OUTDOOR SHOT, NOT PERMITTED BY POLICE)
The two accused (left Wing-Comm. Minis and right Dr. Pandelakis) and zoom closer to Minis, and to Pandelakis.
Pandelakis wave hand to friends.
Minis and Pandelakis seating and chatting.
The Court enters the room.
Relatives of the accused.
SV of the Courtroom.
Former Ministers arriving at the Court building to attend as defence witnesses.
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Background: While no cameramen were allowed in the Court of Misdemeanour during the trial of the 11 students accused of 'resisting arrest' and 'insulting the Authorities', another trial started this morning at Athens Special Court Martial.
Wing-Commander (rtd) Anastassios Minis, 53, and Stephanos Pandelakis, Podiatrist, 43; appeared today before the Court Martial accused of being members of the 'AAA' Organization (Resistance-Independence). Specifically, they are accused to having placed and caused the explosion of 19 time-bombs in various points of Athens between February and April 1972, including the ones at the French Embassy during a reception in honour of French Foreign Undersecretary de Lipowski, the car of the US Military Mission Chief General Hightower, the US Consul car at Piraeus, etc. Former Premier Canellopoulos, half a dozen of former Ministers, many Airforce and Army high ranking officers (rtd), professors and former Parliamentary deputies will attend as defense witnesses. Also, professor Leo Aisenberg of the Psychiatric Center of Massachussets and prof. Saul Blatman, professor of Pediatry of the University of Darmouth, arrived in Athens specially to attend as defence witnesses for Stephanos Pandelakis.