• Short Summary

    The special court hearing charges against China's so called "Gang of Four" has finished hearing evidence against the 10 defendants.

  • Description

    1.
    SV PAN People in courtroom
    0.08

    2.
    SV Court official speaks as Jiang Qing listens (2 shots)
    0.18

    3.
    SV Witness speaks
    0.26

    4.
    SV Jiang Qing speaks
    0.34

    5.
    SV Woman witness speaks, Jiang Qing listens and then interjects (2 shots)
    0.46

    6.
    SV/GV Court official speaks and Jiang Qing leaves dock and it escorted out of courtroom (2 shots)
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The special court hearing charges against China's so called "Gang of Four" has finished hearing evidence against the 10 defendants. The last to face the court was Jiang Qing, the widow of Chairman Mao Tsetung who again disrupted proceedings as the last witness gave evidence against her.

    SYNOPSIS: Jiang Qing is accused of being a key conspirator in a plot to overthrow the Chinese Government and claim power for herself. Among the charges detailed on the final day was that she had instigated the persecution of Coal Minister Zhang Linshi in 1966.

    Witnesses testified that Zhang was interrogated 52 times and tortured before being beaten to death.

    Jiang sat quietly in the dock while the court was shown graphic photographs of Zhang's battered body. But as the proceedings continued, she started to show some of the defiance which resulted in her forcible ejection from the courtroom earlier in the trial.

    Jiang Qing took no notice of warnings from the bench and was again escorted out of the dock. With the cases against the 10 defendants closed, all that remains is a final summing up before the court retires to consider sentencing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADY90J05MWZS10OAXLHXFOM1UJ
    Media URN:
    VLVADY90J05MWZS10OAXLHXFOM1UJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/12/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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