• Short Summary

    THE BEGINNING OF A NEW LAW YEAR IN CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE WAS MARKED BY A SPECIAL CEREMONY AT THE BRAZZAVILLE COURT OF JUSTICE ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 26), ATTENDED BY THE PRIME MINISTER, MAJOR ALFRED RAOUL.

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    THE BEGINNING OF A NEW LAW YEAR IN CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE WAS MARKED BY A SPECIAL CEREMONY AT THE BRAZZAVILLE COURT OF JUSTICE ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 26), ATTENDED BY THE PRIME MINISTER, MAJOR ALFRED RAOUL.

    THE CEREMONY, HELD IN A COURTROOM OF THE HIGH COURT, INVOLVED JUDGES, MAGISTRATES, ADVOCATES AND CLERKS OF THE COURT.

    MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS WERE ALSO INVITED TO ATTEND, ALONG WITH CONGO GOVERNMENT MEMBERS.

    THE PAST YEAR WAS A PARTICULARLY ACTIVE ONE FOR THE CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE JUDICIARY. ITS MOST RECENT INVOLVEMENT WAS THE TRIAL EARLIER THIS MONTH OF 66 PEOPLE ACCUSED OF BEING CONCERNED IN THE REVOLT AGAINST THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE REVOLUTION LAST AUGUST.

    MOST OF THE ACCUSED IN THE TRIAL WERE GIVEN SUSPENDED SENTENCES. M. THAULEY GANGA ABEL, FORMER AMBASSADOR TO MOSCOW, AND A FRIEND OF THE DEPOSED EX-PRESIDENT ALPHONSE MASSAMBA-DEBAT, WAS ACQUITTED.

    SATURDAY'S OPENING CEREMONY WAS THE FIRST ATTENDED BY THE NEW HEAD OF STATE, MAJOR RAOUL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAES1JHPURWDZJT2POSIRNEI50D
    Media URN:
    VLVAES1JHPURWDZJT2POSIRNEI50D
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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