• Short Summary

    Francois Pelou, the Rio de Janeiro chief correspondent for the French news agency, Agence France Presse, arrived at Orly airport, Paris today (Sunday 27th December) after being released by the Brazilian secret police and expelled from the country.

  • Description

    Francois Pelou, the Rio de Janeiro chief correspondent for the French news agency, Agence France Presse, arrived at Orly airport, Paris today (Sunday 27th December) after being released by the Brazilian secret police and expelled from the country. M. Pelou had been arrested after he was given a letter--containing the demands of the kidnappers of Swiss Ambassador Giovanni Bucher-- at a street-corner rendezvous following an anonymous telephone call. M. Pelou spoke to reporters about he conditions of his imprisonment.

    The Brazilian Government has agreed to release 70 political prisoners as ransom for the Swiss Ambassador who was kidnapped on December 7 and threatened with execution unless the ransom demands are met. The Government has refused to release 13 of the named prisoners but has asked the kidnappers to name a further 13 instead.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1XJSZ3W2YIB9KFXCQUFI0VCK6
    Media URN:
    VLVA1XJSZ3W2YIB9KFXCQUFI0VCK6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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