• Short Summary

    SEVEN LONG-DETAINED LEADERS OF THE CAO DAI POLITICO-RELIGIOUS SECT AND THE BINH XUYEN GROUP, WHICH IN THE EARLY 1950'S CONTROLLED MUCH OF SAIGON'S COMMERCE AND VICE, WERE RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 6.

  • Description

    1.
    MS REPORTERS SURROUND RELEASED PRISONERS
    4 1/2 ft

    2.
    MS KHANH AND DUONG
    6 ft

    3.
    MCU (PAN) RELEASED PRISONERS
    11 1/2 ft

    4.
    MCU KHANH AND DUONG TALKING TO THEM
    18 ft

    5.
    MS (PAN) RELEASED PRISONERS
    21 1/2 ft

    6.
    CU KHANH SPEAKING TO THEM, WHILE DUONG LOOKS ON
    28 ft

    7.
    MS (PAN) REPORTERS
    30 ft

    8.
    MS KHANH AND DUONG GREETING THEM (FOUR SHOTS)
    38 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/GAP/AB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SEVEN LONG-DETAINED LEADERS OF THE CAO DAI POLITICO-RELIGIOUS SECT AND THE BINH XUYEN GROUP, WHICH IN THE EARLY 1950'S CONTROLLED MUCH OF SAIGON'S COMMERCE AND VICE, WERE RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 6.

    POLITICAL OBSERVES SAW THE RELEASE OF TWO GENERALS AND OTHER CAO DAISTS AS AN ATTEMPT BY THE NEW MILITARY JUNTA LEADER, MAJOR-GENERAL NGUYEN KHANH, TO GAIN THE IMPORTANT SUPPORT OF THE SECT AGAINST THE COMMUNIST VIET CONG.

    THE TWO GENERALS HAVE CONSIDERABLE INFLUENCE OVER CAO DAISTS LIVING IN TAY NINH PROVINCE, NORTH OF SAIGON, WHICH IS A MAIN BASE AREA OF THE COMMUNIST VIET CONG.

    THE CAO DAISTS AND THE BINH XUYEN LEADERS RELEASED WERE DETAINED BY PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM, WHO RUTHLESSLY PUT DOWN THE BINH XUYEN AND CURBED CAO DAI ACTIVITIES, AFTER COMING TO POWER IN 1954.

    THE PRISONERS WERE BROUGHT TO SAIGON FOR RELEASE LAST NOVEMBER AFTER THE DIEM REGIME WAS OVERTHROWN, BUT THE CHIEF OF POLICE, MAJOR-GENERAL MAI HUU XUAN, OPPOSED THEIR RELEASE. HE WAS ARRESTED BY THE JUNTA LEADER IN LAST WEEK'S COUP D'ETAT.

    THE PRISONERS WERE RELEASED AFTER A SIMPLE CEREMONY AT THE JOINT GENERAL STAFF HEADQUARTERS. PRESENT WAS THE DEPOSED CHAIRMAN OF THE MILITARY JUNTA, MAJOR-GENERAL DUONG VAN MINH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5EGZMIEHR3Y9QXDBQFHX1MJBV
    Media URN:
    VLVA5EGZMIEHR3Y9QXDBQFHX1MJBV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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