• Short Summary

    THE FORMER EGYPTIAN CHIEF OF INTELLIGENCE, SALAH NASR, WENT ON TRIAL IN CAIRO TODAY, CHARGED WITH SEIZING STATE FUNDS, INDECENCY, BLACKMAIL AND TORTURE.

  • Description

    THE FORMER EGYPTIAN CHIEF OF INTELLIGENCE, SALAH NASR, WENT ON TRIAL IN CAIRO TODAY, CHARGED WITH SEIZING STATE FUNDS, INDECENCY, BLACKMAIL AND TORTURE. HE IS APPEARING WITH THREE OTHER DEFENDANTS.

    SALAH NASR'S INDICTMENT ALLEGED THAT HE HAD LURED WOMEN TO HIS CAIRO FLAT AND PHOTOGRAPHED THEM AND THEN USED THE PHOTOGRAPHS AS BLACKMAIL MATERIAL. HE HAS ALSO BEEN ACCUSED OF ARRESTING PEOPLE ILLEGALLY AND TORTURING THEM, AND OF USING HIS POST FOR PERSONAL GAIN.

    THE THREE OTHER FORMER INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS, HUSSEIN ELIESH, HAMDY ELSHAMY AND ALY AHMED ALY, HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH NASR AND WILL FACE A REVOLUTIONARY TRIBUNAL HEADED BY THE EGYPTIAN VICE-PRESIDENT, HUSSEIN EL SHAFIE.

    THE TRIBUNAL HAS ALREADY TRIED 54 DEFENDANTS, INCLUDING NASR, ON CHARGES OF ATTEMPTING TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENTS BY FORCE IN THE WAKE OF THE JUNE WAR DEFEAT. THE VERDICTS IN BOTH TRIALS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SIMULTANEOUSLY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD6AYQJJ9OGY8KX2E5N5M9UM5W
    Media URN:
    VLVAD6AYQJJ9OGY8KX2E5N5M9UM5W
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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