• Short Summary

    In Colombo on Monday, the trial of 41 people charged with plotting last year's insurrection, was adjourned again.

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    GV EXTERIOR of former Queen's Club building with sign outside: "Criminal Justice Commissions" (2 shots)
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    SV Armoured cars leave grounds
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    GV Queen's Club with guards in grounds (3 shots)
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    SV Guard through gates
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    SV and Cu Cars being stopped at checkpoint (4 shots)
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    LV PAN prison van through checkpoint
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    Background: In Colombo on Monday, the trial of 41 people charged with plotting last year's insurrection, was adjourned again. The trial began in July but was postponed to give officials the chance to translate from English into Sinhala the new act under which the suspects were charged. It was to resume on Monday but was adjourned for another three days because one of the judges was ill. It is now scheduled to resume on August 10th.

    The accused -- mainly students and unemployed people between the ages of 20 and 27 -- include Rohana Wijeweera, leader of the outlawed Peoples Liberation Front, an extreme leftwing organisation.

    Nine other accused who are still at large will be tried in absentia.

    The courthouse is the former Queen's Club premises, which is heavily guarded for the proceedings.

    THE government of Sri Lanka claims 12-hundred people were killed in April last year in fighting between the army and rebels led by the People's Liberation Front.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAGXAES0CGTP6N5GE272JTAJ9Z
    Media URN:
    VLVAAGXAES0CGTP6N5GE272JTAJ9Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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