• Short Summary

    THE BEN BARKA KIDNAP CASE OPENED IN PARIS TODAY (MONDAY) BEFORE A PACKED ASSIZE COURT AT THE PALAIS DE JUSTICE.

  • Description

    THE BEN BARKA KIDNAP CASE OPENED IN PARIS TODAY (MONDAY) BEFORE A PACKED ASSIZE COURT AT THE PALAIS DE JUSTICE. BEN BARKA, THE OPPOSITION LEADER OF MOROCCO, WAS ABDUCTED ON A CROWDED PARIS BOULEVARD LAST OCTOBER. THE MYSTERY IS FRANCE'S TOP SCANDAL AND HAS BROUGHT RELATIONS BETWEEN FRANCE AND MOROCCO TO A NEW LOW LEVEL.

    FIVE MEN ARE ON TRIAL. THEY ARE CHARGED WITH INVOLVEMENT IN THE ILLEGAL ABDUCTION AND DETENTION OF BEN BARKA. THEY FACE A MAXIMUM PENALTY OF LIFE IMPRISONMENT. SEVEN OTHERS ARE BEING TRIED IN THEIR ABSENCE.

    ONE OF THEM IS GENERAL MOHAMED OUFKIR, THE MOROCCAN INTERIOR MINISTER. HE HAS SAID IN A NEWS AGENCY STATEMENT IN RABAT: "I AM READY TO PRESENT MYSELF BEFORE THE JUSTICE OF MY OWN COUNTRY." ANOTHER ABSENT DEFENDANT IS HIS CHIEF OF POLICE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAHAFG1ZN9VCYCZKFLZBECGCCU
    Media URN:
    VLVAHAFG1ZN9VCYCZKFLZBECGCCU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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