• Short Summary

    The first large-scale trial by General Ramanantsoa's government in the Malagasy Republic has ended, after 17 1/2 hours of sessions in the Capital, Tananarive.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT. Court House
    0.05

    2.
    LV People arrive
    0.13

    3.
    SCU Soldiers check papers as people enter
    0.14

    4.
    CU People enter
    0.19

    5.
    SCU PAN INT. Court-room TO accused beneath
    0.22

    6.
    SCU Mr. Manandafy with another accused Jaonmanana
    0.30

    7.
    SCU PAN Advocate & Manandafy (2 shots)
    0.48

    8.
    SV & CU Crowd of accused leave court (3 shots)
    1.06

    9.
    GV Courthouse
    1.10



    Initials SGM/1530 SGM/1551



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The first large-scale trial by General Ramanantsoa's government in the Malagasy Republic has ended, after 17 1/2 hours of sessions in the Capital, Tananarive. Sixty four left-wing militant were charged with planning an illegal demonstration. Among them was sociologist Manandafy Rakotonirina, who is general secretary of the M.F.M. (Power to the People) Party.

    The persecution sought a verdict of guilty, and said the accused had, in fact, admitted having taken part in an illegal demonstration on May 13 -- the first anniversary of the Popular Movement, which brought down the previous regime. The defence argued that the accused were involved in the struggle to liberate the people, and should not be in court.

    On the days of the trial (June 19 and 20), the strictest-ever security measures were taken at the Palace of Justice. The area was cordoned off by police, gendarmes, and paratroops -- in battle dress, and armed with shields and sticks. Early on the morning of June 19, crowds began gathering outside the Palace of Justice. They were mainly supporters and relatives of the accused. However, there was no violence.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8C7R8OY0B21WZPSKWPUH637ME
    Media URN:
    VLVA8C7R8OY0B21WZPSKWPUH637ME
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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