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    EX-COLONEL ANTOINE ARGOUD WAS TODAY (MONDAY) SENTENCED TO DETENTION FOR LIFE FOR O.A.S.(SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION)?

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    EX-COLONEL ANTOINE ARGOUD WAS TODAY (MONDAY) SENTENCED TO DETENTION FOR LIFE FOR O.A.S.(SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION) ACTIVITIES.HE HAD BEEN ON TRIAL BEFORE A STATE SECURITY COURT IN PARIS.

    THE COURT WENT AHEAD WITH THE TRIAL IN SPITE OF A NOTE SENT TODAY FROM BONN TO THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT REQUESTING ARGOUD'S RETURN TO GERMANY, FROM WHERE, HE CLAIMS, HE WAS KIDNAPPED TEN MONTHS AGO.

    ANNOUNCING THE SENTENCE LATER, THE PRESIDING JUDGE SAID THAT THE SENTENCE WAS NOT AN OBSTACLE TO ANY AGREEMENT THAT MIGHT BE REACHED BETWEEN SOVEREIGN STATES.THIS WAS A REFERENCE TO THE NOTE FROM WEST GERMANY.

    ARGOUD, WHO CLAIMS HE WAS KIDNAPPED IN MUNICH AND DELIVERED TO PARIS POLICE TRUSSED UP IN A VAN, REFUSED TO ATTEND TODAY'S HEARING.HE HAD INSTRUCTED HIS LAWYERS THROUGHOUT THE TRIAL TO CONFINE THEMSELVES TO THE ISSUE OF WHETHER HIS TRIAL WAS LEGAL, AND THEY DID NOT OFFER ANY OTHER DEFENCE.

    THE PROSECUTOR, M.RENE PAUCOT, DEMANDING A LIFE SENTENCE FOR ARGOUD'S O.A.S.ACTIVITIES, SAID "AUGOUD WAS THE ANIMATOR OF THE MOVEMENT FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE SUBVERSION.HE BEHAVED LIKE A LEADER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACOZKT1LJ17ER1GV2PYPYRLMC
    Media URN:
    VLVACOZKT1LJ17ER1GV2PYPYRLMC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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