• Short Summary

    In Italy, the founder of the Red Brigades, Renato Curcio, has gone on trial together with thirteen fellow members of the country's most feared urban guerrilla movement.

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    GV EXTERIOR Armed policemen standing outside court building
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    2.
    CU INTERIOR Red Brigade prisoners standing in cage inside courtroom, with their handcuffs being unlocked
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    3.
    SV Judges arriving inside courtroom and taking their seats
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    4.
    CU Red Brigade founder, Renato Curcio, standing in cage
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    5.
    SV Security police mingling with public in courtroom
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    CU ZOOM OUT Prisoners in cage
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    SV Police walk around cage PAN TO cage containing prisoners
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    Background: In Italy, the founder of the Red Brigades, Renato Curcio, has gone on trial together with thirteen fellow members of the country's most feared urban guerrilla movement. The trial in Florence began with the Red Brigades members rejecting the lawyers who had been chosen to defend them.

    SYNOPSIS: Security precautions at the Florence courthouse were heavy. Renato Curcio and the other males were heavily chained and they were placed inside two iron cages in the courtroom. Also on trial was Curcio's girlfriend, Naida Mantovani -- the only woman among the accused Red Brigade guerrillas.

    The group is accused of committing a number of offences during their highly-publicised trial in Turin last year. Then they were sentenced to a total of 230 years imprisonment for attempting to "subvert the state". Renato Curcio has already collected 43 years in jail at six previous trials.

    The Red Brigades are now facing several new charges. These range from insulting the court at Turin, to glorifying a crime to armed insurrection and civil war against the state.

    The Turin trial coincided with the kidnapping and murder of former Italian Prime Minister, Aldo Moro, by the Red Brigades. At the time, Curcio hailed the murder as an act of "revolutionary justice and humanity."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA95P9PVXMR741ESN8Y9W8GW0IK
    Media URN:
    VLVA95P9PVXMR741ESN8Y9W8GW0IK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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