The trial of Dr. Norbet Burger and 14 other people accused of taking part in?
Burger; other accused; judges entering courtroom.
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Background: The trial of Dr. Norbet Burger and 14 other people accused of taking part in attacks on the South Tyrol during which explosives were used, began in Linz yesterday (Monday).
Most of the defendants pleaded guilty to similar charges during a trial in Graz in October, 1965, but were found not guilty. The Supreme Court then suspended sentence and a retrial was ordered.
The chairman at the new trial, which is expected to last for two weeks, is Dr. Koppauer.
The court will have to consider 40 volumes of evidence, containing 20,000 pages, upon which the charges against the accused, of obtaining explosives and using them in attacks on the Passeiertal area of the South Tyrol are based.