• Short Summary

    THE TRIAL OF THIRTEEN SOUTH VIETNAMESE MILITARY OFFICERS AND SEVEN CIVILIANS ON CHARGES OF STAGING AN ABORTIVE COUP ON SEPTEMBER 13-TH BEGAN IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) BEFORE A COURT MARTIAL.

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    THE TRIAL OF THIRTEEN SOUTH VIETNAMESE MILITARY OFFICERS AND SEVEN CIVILIANS ON CHARGES OF STAGING AN ABORTIVE COUP ON SEPTEMBER 13-TH BEGAN IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) BEFORE A COURT MARTIAL.

    THE PROSECUTION WAS EXPECTED TO DEMAND THE DEATH SENTENCE FOR AT LEAST SOME OF THE LEADING DEFENDANTS.

    ONE OF THE MOST PROMINENT, TRAN QUOO BUU, PRESIDENT OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE WORKERS CONFEDERATION, CALLED A PRESS CONFERENCE YESTERDAY TO DENY HIS INVOLVEMENT IN THE COUP. THE COUP WAS EVENTUALLY CRUSHED BY A GROUP OF GENERALS WHO HAVE SINCE BECOME KNOWN AS THE "YOUNG TURKS".

    THE COURT RECESSED AFTER DEFENCE COUNSEL SUBMITTED THAT IT WAS INCOMPETENT TO HEAR A CASE WHICH CONCERNED BASICALLY POLITICAL CRIMES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADRY2J9KNGY716T63KT3LYIW6T
    Media URN:
    VLVADRY2J9KNGY716T63KT3LYIW6T
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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