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    A WAVE OF ARRESTS OF MEMBERS OF THE SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION O.A.S.WAS REVEALED IN PARIS?

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    A WAVE OF ARRESTS OF MEMBERS OF THE SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION O.A.S.WAS REVEALED IN PARIS TODAY (WEDNESDAY), FOLLOWING YESTERDAY'S CAPTURE OF EX-COLONEL ANTOINE ARGOUD, THE WANTED EXTREMIST LEADER.

    (AMONG THOSE ARRESTED IS HUNGARIAN-BORN GYULA SARI, SAID TO HAVE FIRED THE MACHINE-GUN WHICH RAKED PRESIDENT DE GAULLE'S CAR LAST AUGUST.)
    TODAY, THE TRIAL OF THOSE ACCUSED OF PLOTTING AGAINST THE PRESIDENT'S LIFE WAS ADJOURNED SO THAT ONE OF THE JUDGES COULD QUESTION EX-COLONEL ARGOUD WHO HAD BEEN HELD ALL NIGHT AT POLICE HEADQUARTERS.HE WAS CHARGED WITH PLOTTING AND ATTEMPTS AGAINST THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE.

    ARGOUD FELL INTO THE HANDS OF PARIS POLICE AFTER A MYSTERIOUS PHONE CALL FROM THE CAFE ESMERALDA, CLOSE TO NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL.THE INFORMER SAID ARGOUD HAD BETRAYED THE O.A.S.HE DIRECTED THE POLICE, WHOSE HEADQUARTERS ARE ONLY A FEW MINUTES AWAY, TO A VAN PARKED NEAR BY.INSIDE WAS ARGOUD - GAGGED AND BOUND.GERMAN POLICE ARE NOW INVESTIGATING A REPORT THAT HE WAS KIDNAPPED IN MUNICH.

    JUST BEFORE THE NEW BROKE YESTERDAY OF ARGOUD'S ARREST, FRANCE'S NEW STATE SECURITY COURT WAS FORMALLY INSTALLED AT THE PALACE OF JUSTICE IN THE QUAI DES ORFEVRES.THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE, M.FOYER, AND ARMY MINISTER MESSMER ATTENDED THE CEREMONY.

    PRESIDED OVER BY M.DECHEZELLES, THE COURT WILL TRY PEOPLE CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL ACTS AGAINST "THE SECURITY AND AUTHORITY OF THE STATE".IT IS EXPECTED TO TAKE OVER THE CASES OF ABOUT 3,000 PEOPLE AWAITING TRIAL AS "ACTIVISTS" AND TO TRY EX-COLONEL ARGOUD.THE TRIAL OF DE GAULLE'S WOULD-BE ASSASSINS, HOWEVER, WILL BE COMPLETED BY THE SPECIAL MILITARY TRIBUNAL WHICH HAS DEALT WITH IT SO FAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE6LTM9JI3IGFPX6SLOFPI1ZPH
    Media URN:
    VLVAE6LTM9JI3IGFPX6SLOFPI1ZPH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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