• Short Summary

    An emotional attack was made on the year-old rule of martial law in the Philippines by Benigno Aquino Jr., a former national Senator.

  • Description

    1.
    SV INT. Aquino & lawyers seated
    0.10

    2.
    MV Aquino's family
    0.13

    3.
    SV Aquino talks to lawyers (3 shots)
    0.29

    4.
    GV Military commission enter court & seated (2 shots)
    0.42

    5.
    GV, SV Aquino speaking (4 shots)
    1.02

    6.
    SV Aquino's family
    1.04

    7.
    SV Aquino shakes hands with people & embraced by friends (4 shots)
    1.25



    Initials SGM/1115 SGM/1135



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: An emotional attack was made on the year-old rule of martial law in the Philippines by Benigno Aquino Jr., a former national Senator. Mr. Aquino is on trial, in front of a seven-man military tribunal, on charges of illegal possession of firearms.

    His courtroom appearance on Monday (August 27) was his first since his detention just under a year ago. During his speech before a crowded courtroom, Mr. Aquino called his trial "an unconscionable mockery" and refused to take any active part in it. He also asked that his twelve de???ce lawyers be allowed to withdraw.

    The tribunal permitted his request, and postponed the trial until next Wednesday (5 September).

    Mr. Aquino is a bitter opponent of President Marcos, who declared martial law about a year ago.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEPYUHO1UYPD95Q883NQ4MZ4QG
    Media URN:
    VLVAEPYUHO1UYPD95Q883NQ4MZ4QG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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