• Short Summary

    The trial of two men -- a Belgian and Frenchman -- accused of being Israeli agents, began in Cairo on Saturday (15 July).

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    The trial of two men -- a Belgian and Frenchman -- accused of being Israeli agents, began in Cairo on Saturday (15 July). The trial, before the Supreme State Security Court, is an open trial attended by foreign correspondents and cameraman.

    Jean Marc Vouaux, a French student, and Jacques Herran, a 45-year-old Belgian industrialist, were arrested in Cairo in February. Chief Security Prosecutor Salah Nassar said then they admitted they were recruited by Israeli intelligence to spy on Egypt.

    Egypt's Intelligence Chief, Major General Ahmed Ismail, recently said more cases of espionage would be revealed shortly.

    SYNOPSIS: An espionage trial began in Cairo on Saturday, before the Supreme State Security Court. The trial, open to the press, is of two men -- a Belgian and Frenchman -- accused of being Israeli agents.

    The trial comes at a time when Egypt's Intelligence Chief, Major General Ahmed Ismail, has reported that more cases of espionage would be revealed shortly. As said that verdicts had already been delivered in some, the first intimation that secret trials had been held in Egypt.

    Jean Marc Vouaux, a French student wearing glasses, and Jacques, Herran, a forty-five year old Belgian industrialist, were arrested in Cairo in February. Chief Security Prosecutor, Salah Nassar, said then they admitted they were recruited by Israeli intelligence to spy on Egypt and distribute subversive leaflets inside the country. Jacques Herran's eighteen-year-old son, who was arrested with his father, was released shortly afterwards and left the country.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD2VAZALNMTW459DRV5JQPF1PN
    Media URN:
    VLVAD2VAZALNMTW459DRV5JQPF1PN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/07/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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