South Viet Nam: A New Front

Sitting in a single-story, tin-roofed building on Saigon's river front, the five-man military court took only an hour and a half to complete the trial. Its verdict: Guilty of treason, plotting and falsely espousing the cause of peace in accordance with Communist policy. With that, South Viet Nam last week sentenced to death the entire ten-mem ber leadership of the Alliance of National, Democratic and Peace Forces, a group of South Vietnamese intellectuals and professionals formed three months ago with the announced intention of bringing peace to Viet Nam through a coalition government. They were tried in absentia; all...

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