• Short Summary

    NGO DINH CAN, YOUNGER BROTHER OF SOUTH VIET NAM'S FORMER PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM, IS ON TRIAL FOR HIS LIFE IN SAIGON, FACING CHARGES OF MURDER, EXTORTION AND MISUSE OF POWER.

  • Description

    NGO DINH CAN, YOUNGER BROTHER OF SOUTH VIET NAM'S FORMER PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM, IS ON TRIAL FOR HIS LIFE IN SAIGON, FACING CHARGES OF MURDER, EXTORTION AND MISUSE OF POWER.

    CAN ALMOST HAD TO BE CARRIED ALONG BY SOLDIERS WHEN HE ENTERED THE COURTROOM ON THE FIRST DAY OF HIS TRIAL (THURSDAY). ON THE FOLLOWING DAY HE COLLAPSED AND A PHYSICIAN SAID HE SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK.

    PROSTRATE ON A STRETCHER AND MUMBLING INCOHERENTLY AT TIMES, CAN, WHO SUFFERS FROM DIABETES, MADE A 25-MINUTE APPEARANCE THE SECOND DAY. THEN HE WAS CARRIED TO A WAITING ROOM. THE NINE-MEMBER TRIBUNAL WHICH IS TRYING HIM, RULED HE MUST STAY IN THE VICINITY FOR THE DURATION OF THE PROCEEDINGS.

    ON THE OPENING DAY OF THE TRIAL, CAN, LOOKING PALE AND ILL, PLEADED INNOCENT. SPECTATORS JEERED. HE MUMBLED REPLIES INTO A MICROPHONE.

    CAN, 53, IS A FORMER OVERLOAD OF CENTRAL VIET NAM. HIS BROTHER, DIEM, AND HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW, NGO DINH NHU, WERE KILLED IN THE UPRISING LAST NOVEMBER WHICH DEPOSED THEM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADFU5SSTYDHWL0C85XVWV3470A
    Media URN:
    VLVADFU5SSTYDHWL0C85XVWV3470A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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