• Short Summary

    LATEST MOVES TO DECIDE THE FATE OF FORMER CONGOLESE PREMIER MOISE TSHOMBE INCLUDED ACTIVITIES IN TWO CAPITALS IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS.

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    LATEST MOVES TO DECIDE THE FATE OF FORMER CONGOLESE PREMIER MOISE TSHOMBE INCLUDED ACTIVITIES IN TWO CAPITALS IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS. IN ALGIERS, ATTORNEY-GENERAL ALIDOR KABEYA OF CONGO-KINSHASA ARRIVED YESTERDAY WITH OTHER OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS WITH ALGERIAN AUTHORITIES THE FUTURE OF TSHOMBE, NOW HELD IN ALGERIA.

    AND TODAY IN PARIS, MME TSHOMBE, WIFE OF THE POLITICIAN, ARRIVED FOR TALKS WITH LAWYERS WHO WILL REPRESENT HIM IN ALGERIAN COURT OF APPEAL WHEN THE CONGO-KINSHASA GOVERNMENT'S EXTRADITION APPLICATION IS HEARD.

    THE FORMER CONGOLESE PREMIER HAS BEEN HELD IN ALGERIA SINCE A PRIVATE AIRCRAFT IN WHICH HE WAS FLYING LANDED UNDER MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES IN ALGERIAN TERRITORY LAST SATURDAY. TSHOMBE WAS DISMISSED FROM OFFICE IN 1965 AND SENTENCED TO DEATH BY THE CONGO-KINSHASA GOVERNMENT EARLIER THIS YEAR FOR HIGH TREASON.

    LAST NIGHT, A TEAM OF CONGOLESE LAWYERS LED BY ATTORNEY-GENERAL KABEYA LANDED IN ALGIERS AND HAD TALKS WITH ALGERIAN AUTHORITIES. SO FAR, NO OFFICIAL INDICATION HAS BEEN MADE AS TO HOW THE ALGERIAN GOVERNMENT PLANS TO DISPOSE OF THE 47-YEAR-OLD FORMER PREMIER.

    BUT WHILE CONGOLESE OFFICIALS PREPARED THEIR CASE, MME TSHOMBE ARRIVED IN PARIS TO BRIEF THE EMINENT FRENCH LAWYER, MAITRE RENE FLORIOT, IN HER HUSBAND'S DEFENCE. MAITRE FLORIOT, WHO HAS ACCEPTED THE BRIEF, IS EXPECTED TO FLY TO ALGIERS SOON. TODAY HE SAID THAT ANY EXTRADITION REQUEST MADE FOR POLITICAL MOTIVES, SHOULD, ACCORDING TO INTERNATIONAL LAW, BE REFUSED.

    MEANWHILE, IN CONGO-KINSHASA ITSELF, THE SITUATION IS CONFUSED. THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN SEALED OFF FOLLOWING REPORTED PARATROOP LANDINGS AT KISANGANI AND ATTACKS ON CONGOLESE TROOPS AT BUKAVU. PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU HAS DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACLSMAMV5TCWFE5Q0QT3J3RMLF
    Media URN:
    VLVACLSMAMV5TCWFE5Q0QT3J3RMLF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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