• Short Summary

    A "TRIBUNAL" WHICH WILL EXAMINE ALLEGED UNITED STATES WAR CRIMES IN VIETNAM OPENED IN TOKYO AT THE WEEKEND.

  • Description

    A "TRIBUNAL" WHICH WILL EXAMINE ALLEGED UNITED STATES WAR CRIMES IN VIETNAM OPENED IN TOKYO AT THE WEEKEND. CALLED THE TOKYO TRIAL OF VIETNAM WAR CRIMES, IT WILL EVENTUALLY REPORT TO BRITISH PHILOSOPHER BETRAND RUSSELL'S INTERNATIONAL WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL.

    THE THREE-DAY SESSION IN TOKYO HAS BEEN SPONSORED BY THE JAPAN COMMITTEE FOR INVESTIGATION OF WAR CRIMES IN VIETNAM. THE COMMITTEE IS MADE UP OF JAPANESE INTELLECTUALS, LEFTISTS, AND PACIFISTS.

    THERE ARE 28 "JUDGES" FOR THE TRIBUNAL, AND THEY ARE DUE TO HAND DOWN THEIR VERDICT ON THURSDAY. FOUR FOREIGNERS, REPRESENTING BERTRAND RUSSELL'S TRIBUNAL, ARE SITTING IN AS OBSERVERS.

    EVIDENCE COLLECTED BY JAPANESE INVESTIGATORS IN NORTH VIETNAM INCLUDES TAPE RECORDINGS OF ALLEGED CONFESSIONS BY AMERICAN WAR PRISONERS.

    TWO MEMBERS OF THE JUDGING PANEL APPEARED AS WITNESSES IN THE STOCKHOLM WAR CRIMES TRIAL IN MAY THIS YEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD2PS56H0CZR27UUFRGERU7WXL
    Media URN:
    VLVAD2PS56H0CZR27UUFRGERU7WXL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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