Bokassa Trial Won't Be Quick

United Press International

The torture-murder trial of former Emperor Jean-Bedel Bokassa, originally expected to last less than a week, will continue until March because of the large number of prosecution witnesses, court officials said today.

Bokassa, 65, went on trial Nov. 26 on charges of murder, cannibalism and embezzlement during his 13-year rule of the impoverished land-locked Central African Republic.

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