• Short Summary

    FIVE CRIMINALS WERE EXECUTED IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) BY AN ARMY FIRING SQUAD.

    THE FIVE MEN?

  • Description

    FIVE CRIMINALS WERE EXECUTED IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) BY AN ARMY FIRING SQUAD.

    THE FIVE MEN HAD ALL BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER AND THREE OF THEM OF PIRACY.THEY WERE EXECUTED JUST AFTER FIVE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING IN THE MARKET PLACE IN SAIGON.

    THE VIETCONG HAS THREATENED REPRISALS FOR THE EXECUTION OF THE MEN, WHOM THE VIETCONG, CLAIM WERE "PATRIOTS." THEY ALSO CLAIMED THAT THE MEN WERE ILLEGALLY ARRESTED AND DETAINED.

    (A SIXTH MAN WAS DUE TO HAVE BEEN EXECUTED AT THE SAME TIME FOR VIETCONG ACTIVITIES, BUT WAS REPRIEVED FOR FEAR OF REPRISALS AGAINST UNITED STATES SERVICE PERSONNEL HELD PRISONER BY THE VIETCONG.

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    Film ID:
    VLVATQQYDZPRUJULU5KLE7Q49HG0
    Media URN:
    VLVATQQYDZPRUJULU5KLE7Q49HG0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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