• Short Summary

    A TOTAL OF 86 EAST EUROPEANS HAVE ASKED TO BE ALLOWED TO REMAIN IN THE WEST AFTER THE WORLD ICE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS IN VIENNA.

  • Description

    A TOTAL OF 86 EAST EUROPEANS HAVE ASKED TO BE ALLOWED TO REMAIN IN THE WEST AFTER THE WORLD ICE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS IN VIENNA. THESE PRESENT REQUESTS FOR ASYLUM MARK A SHARP RISE IN THE USUAL NUMBER OF REFUGEES REACHING AUSTRIA FROM EASTERN EUROPE.

    ACCORDING TO AN INTERIOR MINISTRY SPOKESMAN, 75 CZECHOSLOVAKS, 9 HUNGARIANS, AND 2 POLES HAVE REPORTED TO THE AUSTRIAN POLICE AND ASKED FOR POLITICAL ASYLUM. SOME WERE SAID TO BE STAYING AT A REFUGEE CAMP IN TRAISKIRCHEN, NEAR VIENNA, WHILE OTHER ARE STILL LIVING IN HOTELS, OR WITH RELATIVES AND FRIENDS.

    THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, WHICH ENDED ON WEDNESDAY, HAVE ATTRACTED AT LEAST 6,000 EAST EUROPEANS, INCLUDING AMONG THEIR NUMBER SOME 5,000 CZECHOSLOVAKS AND 1,000 RUSSIANS. MOST OF THOSE WHO APPEALED FOR ASYLUM ARE UNMARRIED AND YOUNG - THE OLDEST MAN IS ONLY 43. MANY CLAIMED THAT THEY WERE DISSATISFIED WITH THE POLITICAL SITUATION IN THEIR OWN COUNTRIES AND WITH THEIR PERSONAL WORKING CONDITIONS.

    A COMMENT IN THE PRAGUE NEWSPAPER 'VECERNI PRAHA' SUGGESTS A DIFFERENT ASPECT OF THE APPEALS. IT CLAIMS THAT MANY ARE NOT MOVING WEST AS A RESULT OF POLITICAL CONVICTIONS, BUT FOR SUCH FAMILY REASONS AS THE AVOIDANCE OF PAYING DIVORCE ALIMONY. MOST OF THE REFUGEES ARE SAID TO HAVE EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN EMIGRATING TO THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AND AUSTRALIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1539KWJPIG9DQMW1N7W1RQGM1
    Media URN:
    VLVA1539KWJPIG9DQMW1N7W1RQGM1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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