• Short Summary

    DEFENCE LAWYERS EMBRACED ONE ANOTHER OUTSIDE THE PARIS COURT ROOM TO CELEBRATE THE ESCAPE FROM THE DEATH PENALTY OF EX-GENERAL SALAN, THE OAS LEADER, MAY 23.

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    GV PRESSMEN AND REPORTERS WAITING OUTSIDE COURTROOM
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    SCU CLOCK WHICH READS 11.47
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    GV SECURITY GUARDS LEAVING BUILDING
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    SCU LAWYERS ASSISTANTS LEAVE BUILDING
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    SCU LAWYER'S ASSISTANTS LEAVE BUILDING
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    SCU DITTO
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    SV TO SCU - MR. MAITRE TIXIER-VIGNANCOUR BEING CONGRATULATED AND KISSED BY PEOPLE AS HE LEAVES BUILDING.
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    SCU MR. VIGNANCOUR BEING CONGRATULATED BY HIS ASSISTANTS
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    SV PRESSMEN
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    SV MR. VIGNANCOUR WALKING, FOLLOWED BY CROWD OF PRESSMEN.
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    Background: DEFENCE LAWYERS EMBRACED ONE ANOTHER OUTSIDE THE PARIS COURT ROOM TO CELEBRATE THE ESCAPE FROM THE DEATH PENALTY OF EX-GENERAL SALAN, THE OAS LEADER, MAY 23.

    THE SENTENCE OF LIFE IMPRISONMENT WAS GIVEN SOME THIRTY MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT AFTER 2 3/4 HOURS OF DELIBERATION BY THE NINE JUDGES. DURING THE NINE-DAY TRIAL, THE OAS THREATENED THEM WITH DEATH IF THEY ORDERED SALAN'S EXECUTION.

    MAITRE TIXIER-VIGNANCOUR, CHIEF DEFENCE COUNSEL, AS HE LEFT THE COURT AMID CHEERS AND APPLAUSE SAID:"IT WAS THE GREATEST TRIAL OF MY LIFE."
    SALAN, HAVING UTTERED "VIVE LA FRANCE" AMID THE SINGING IN COURT OF THE MARSEILLAISE, WENT TO THE CELLS BELOW. NOW A CAMPAIGN IS ON TO SAVE THE LIFE OF SALAN'S CHIEF LIEUTENANT, EX-GENERAL JOUHAUD, SENTENCED TO DEATH BY THE SAME COURT SIX WEEKS AGO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAUZX4ONKSLCE2WMTT52QGC2F8
    Media URN:
    VLVAUZX4ONKSLCE2WMTT52QGC2F8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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