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    As the search continues throughout Italy for the kidnappers of Christian Democrat leader Signor Also Moro, the government there has announced new penalties for kidnappers, and given the police new powers.

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    As the search continues throughout Italy for the kidnappers of Christian Democrat leader Signor Also Moro, the government there has announced new penalties for kidnappers, and given the police new powers.

    SYNOPSIS: The powers were introduced on day seven of the hunt for Signor Moro and the Red Brigade members who gunned down his five guards in this Rome Street. Flowers mark the scene of the ambush.

    Thousands of police and soldiers are involved in the nationwide search operation. Under the newly-introduced powers, police have greater freedom in interrogating suspects and tapping telephone conversations. Suspects can be held for up to 24 hours for identity checks and be questioned without a lawyer.

    Vehicles are being stopped and searched here on a main road outside Rome, but so far, there has been no breakthrough in the search. Under the changes in the law, kidnappers face the death penalty if the victim is killed.

    Throughout Italy, there have been church services for the five guards killed in the ambush. Here at the Church of San Giovanni in Rome, leading members of the Christian Democrat party attended a mass for Signor Moro and the dead guards. Other party leaders assisted at the mass.

    The cabinet met at the Chigi Palace, the government headquarters, to approve the new security measures, which were introduced straight away even though they have to be finally approved by the Italian parliament, within 60 days.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACX8W953HOOQNJSVVKEZET0TVI
    Media URN:
    VLVACX8W953HOOQNJSVVKEZET0TVI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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