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    Ando Ibara, one of the principal accused in the recent treason trial in Kinshasa, went on trial before the Revolutionary Court of Justice in Brazzaville at the weekend.

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    Ando Ibara, one of the principal accused in the recent treason trial in Kinshasa, went on trial before the Revolutionary Court of Justice in Brazzaville at the weekend.

    The trial ended late on Sunday (22 August). Ibara was found guilty of an "attack against the external security of the state", and was sentenced to three years' imprisonment and ten years' exile from Congo-Brazzaville.

    Ten days earlier, Ibara had been tried in Kinshasa in connection with the Licopa affair, in which nine men were implicated in an alleged plot to overthrow President Joseph Mobutu. The nine were sentenced to life-imprisonment.

    During the Kinshasa trial, accusations of complicity in the plot were levelled at the Brazzaville Government of President Marien Ngouabi. The Brazzaville Charge d'Affaires in Kinshasa was subsequently declared persona non grata.

    President Ngouabi invited President Mobutu to send a representative to the Brazzaville trial; Mr. David Boboy, the Kinshasa Attorney-General, attended the trial, as did representatives of the Presidents of Chad, Gabon, the Central African Republic and Cameroun.

    In his indictment the chief prosecutor, Brazzaville Minister of Justice Moudileno-Massengo, stressed that his country's external policy was based on non-intervention.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADBS55G23MKSXQVSXGZ067TQBW
    Media URN:
    VLVADBS55G23MKSXQVSXGZ067TQBW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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