• Short Summary

    DR. SUBANDRIO, FORMER FOREIGN MINISTER OF INDONESIA, WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH BY A MILITARY TRIBUNAL?

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    DR. SUBANDRIO, FORMER FOREIGN MINISTER OF INDONESIA, WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH BY A MILITARY TRIBUNAL IN DJAKARTA ON TUESDAY NIGHT. HE SHOWED NO TRACE OF EMOTION AS THE SENTENCE WAS READ OUT. HE MADE A SLIGHT BOW AND MURMURED "THANK YOU" TO THE NINE-MAN PANEL OF MILITARY JUDGES.

    DR. SUBANDRIO WAS FOUND GUILTY OF SUBVERSION, PLOTTING AGAINST THE STATE AND ECONOMIC MALPRACTICES. THROUGHOUT THE TRIAL, WHICH BEGAN ON OCTOBER 1ST, DR. SUBANDRIO DENIED THE CHARGES. HE ADMITTED THE MAY HAVE MADE MISJUDGMENTS BUT SAID HE HAD ONLY CARRIED OUT GOVERNMENT POLICY. HE CLAIMED HE REALLY BELIEVED THAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES INTENDED TO ATTACK INDONESIA AND THAT THEREFORE IT WAS NATURAL TO STRENGTHEN LINKS BOTH CHINA AND RUSSIA.

    IN THEIR SUMMING UP OF THE EVIDENCE, WHICH TOOK THREE AND A HALF HOURS, THE JUDGES SAID DR. SUBANDRIO'S ACTIONS HAD GIVEN THE INDONESIAN COMMUNIST PARTY THE CHANCE TO LAUNCH ITS UNSUCCESSFUL COUP ON OCTOBER 1ST LAST YEAR.

    AFTER THE SUMMING UP THE DEATH SENTENCE WAS READ OUT BY THE CHIEF ARMY JUDGE, LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALI SAID. DR. SUBANDRIO STOOD WHILE IT WAS BEING READ. HE HAS THIRTY DAYS IN WHICH TO APPEAL FOR CLEMENCY TO HIS FORMER CHIEFS, PRESIDENT SUKARNO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADKXZEQQBOA7WCZ05Q7T3I45F7
    Media URN:
    VLVADKXZEQQBOA7WCZ05Q7T3I45F7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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