• Short Summary

    TORUN & WARSAW, POLAND

    Four security police officers went on trial on December 27, in the northern town of Torun in poland following the murder of pro-Solidarity priest Father Jerzy Popieluszko.

  • Description

    TORUN:
    1. GV PAN Torun Bench reads out indictment before four prisoners guarded by police 0.10
    2. SCU Judge 0.14
    3. CU Pictrowski 0.17
    4. CU Pekala 0.23
    5. CU Chmielewski 0.27
    6. CU Pietrushzka 0.34
    7. GV & SVs INTERIOR Court scenes (6 shots) 1.04
    8. GVs Security outside courtrooms (INTERIOR) 1.09
    9. GV Helicopter circling over courthouse 1.12
    10. GV Police security in street 1.15
    WARSAW:
    11. SVs & GVs People security in street 1.30
    InitialsMO'D/BB

    EUROVISION RECORDING
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    Background: TORUN & WARSAW, POLAND

    Four security police officers went on trial on December 27, in the northern town of Torun in poland following the murder of pro-Solidarity priest Father Jerzy Popieluszko. They told the court that they believed their actions had the support of high-ranking government officials. The Public Prosecutor at Torun Provincial Court said that Captain Piotrowski, Lieutenant Waldemar Chmielewski and Lieutenant Pekala did not think they were doing wrong when they killed the priest. Murder indictments carrying possible death sentences were read out against the three men. Their superior at the Interior Ministry, Colonel Adam Pietrushzka also appeared in the dock accused of aiding and abetting in the murder. All four defendants were led into court handcuffed and wearing civilian clothes. Security was tight in and outside the court; the narrow street in front of the court was sealed off, and a helicopter patrolled overhead. In Warsaw people have been queueing up to file past the grave of the murdered priest, Father Popieluszko who was kidnapped near Torun on October 19 while driving to the capital. His body was pulled from the River Vistula Dam eleven days later. An official autopsy stated that he died of suffocation.

    Source: U.S. POOL

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7GCCNU95W7YB3S52TMRJJF16H
    Media URN:
    VLVA7GCCNU95W7YB3S52TMRJJF16H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/12/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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