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    WARSAW, POLAND

    The summing-up began in Warsaw on September 24 in the trial of four leaders of the Confederation of Independent Poland (KPN) charged with plotting to overthrow the Communist System.

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    1. CU Court sign PULL BACK TO SV entrance to court building. 0.08
    2. SV INTERIOR Defendants in court. 0.27
    3. SV Defendant Laszek Moczulski. 0.32
    4. SV Defendant Tadeusz Stanski. 0.35
    5. SV Defendant Romuald Szermietiew. 0.42
    6. SV Defendants with guards. 0.46
    7. SV Relatives in court. (3 SHOTS) 0.56
    8. SV Defendant Tadeusz Janziscak. 1.07
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    Background: WARSAW, POLAND

    The summing-up began in Warsaw on September 24 in the trial of four leaders of the Confederation of Independent Poland (KPN) charged with plotting to overthrow the Communist System. The four men, Leszek Moczulski, Tadeusz Stanski, Romuald Szeremietiew and Tadeusz Janziszak, first went on trial in June of last year but were temporarily freed at the height of the influence of the independent trade union Solidarity. With the imposition of martial law in December, their trial resumed at the Court of Warsaw Military District. The presentation of evidence ended on September 14 and the defendants offered some final words in their own defence. The accused were expected to deny the charge of plotting to overthrow the system and state that their 40,000-strong organisation has always operated within the law. They were also expected to assert their commitment to continue the struggle for what they regarded as a Poland truly independent of the Soviet Union. The military prosecutor had demanded sentences ranging from six to ten years,the maximum for the offence of making preparations to bring down the state. The prosecutor has said that the four created an illegal union financed by foreign groups and not a political party as they have said. The verdict is expected in early October.

    Source: POLSKA TELEVIZJA

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    Film ID:
    VLVABERVFF48F1BDWMISZXOQBO4TL
    Media URN:
    VLVABERVFF48F1BDWMISZXOQBO4TL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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