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    THE TRIAL CONTINUES IN KHARTOUM OF DR. AHMED EL SAYED HAMAD AND MR. SAYED HASSAN?

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    THE TRIAL CONTINUES IN KHARTOUM OF DR. AHMED EL SAYED HAMAD AND MR. SAYED HASSAN AWADALLA, TWO MINISTERS IN THE ADMINISTRATION OVERTHROWN ON MAY 25 IN A MILITARY COUP. THE TWO MEN ARE APPEARING BEFORE A PEOPLE'S COURT ON CHARGES UNDER THE CORRUPTION PUNISHMENT ACT OF 1969.

    THE PEOPLE'S COURT HEARING THE CASES IS HEADED BY MAJOR ABU EL GASSIM MOHAMED IBRAHIM, A MEMBER OF THE REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL WHICH TOOK OVER SUDANESE AFFAIRS FOLLOWING THE COUP.

    DR. HAMAD, WHO WAS MINISTER OF COMMERCE UP TO MAY THIS YEAR, IS ACCUSED OF CONSPIRING WITH MR. AWADALLA, EX-MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR AND MR. YEHIA EL FADLI, EX-MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS, TO PROFIT FROM IMPORTS OF TEXTILES FROM THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC, AND VARIOUS COUNTS OF SQUANDERING THE COUNTRY'S RESOURCES BY THE ABUSE OF POWER.

    ON SATURDAY (27 SEPT.), WHEN THE FILM WAS SHOT, THE PROSECUTOR-GENERAL WAS MAKING HIS FINAL PLEAS IN THE CASE AGAINST DR. HAMAD, AND MR. AWADALLA THEN MADE THE FINAL DEFENCE PLEA IN HIS CASE. THE COURT WAS ADJOURNED UNTIL WEDNESDAY (1 OCTOBER) WHEN JUDGE-ADVOCATE SHIBEIKA IS DUE TO SUM UP.

    SUDAN'S FORMER PRESIDENT, ISMAIL EL-AZHARI, WHO HEADED THE GOVERNMENT IN WHICH THE ACCUSED MEN SERVED, WAS DUE TO STAND TRIAL UNDER THE POLITICAL CORRUPTION ACT, BUT DIED LAST MONTH BEFORE THE CASE AGAINST HIM COULD BE BROUGHT TO COURT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADW3IME4DY497OCJ7OBLEL9K4K
    Media URN:
    VLVADW3IME4DY497OCJ7OBLEL9K4K
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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