• Short Summary

    MRS. BETTY AMBATIELOS LEFT LONDON LAST NIGHT (MONDAY), FOR ATHENS TO GREET HER HUSBAND TONY,?

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    MRS. BETTY AMBATIELOS LEFT LONDON LAST NIGHT (MONDAY), FOR ATHENS TO GREET HER HUSBAND TONY, WHO WAS ONE OF TWO HUNDRED POLITICAL PRISONERS RELEASED ON PROBATION TODAY. MRS AMBATIELOS HAS MADE REPEATED EFFORTS TO SECURE HER HUSBAND'S RELEASE SINCE HE WAS ARRESTED IN 1947.

    TONY AMBATIELOS, WHO IS NOW FIFTY-ONE WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH IN 1947 FOR HIS POLITICAL ACTIVITIES AS A MEMBER OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY IN GREECE. HIS SENTENCE WAS LATER COMMUTED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT. SPEAKING TO JOURNALISTS AFTER HIS RELEASE HE SAID IT WAS THANKS TO THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE SOVIET REPRESENTATIVE IN ATHENS THAT HIS DEATH SENTENCE WAS COMMUTED. HE WENT ON "THE COMMUNIST PARTY IS OUTLAWED IN GREECE BUT I REMAIN A COMMUNIST. I WILL DO MY DUTY AS A COMMUNIST IN THE POLITICAL LIFE OF GREECE."
    PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE EFFORTS OF HIS WIFE AND HIS FRIENDS ABROAD HE SAID "MY FIRST DUTY WILL BE TO GO TO BRITAIN AND THANK MY FRIENDS WHO HELPED ME." HE CONCLUDED "BETTY AND I BADLY NEED A GOOD HOLIDAY."...

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2CNO9S485IQR5PERZNOEFZ86T
    Media URN:
    VLVA2CNO9S485IQR5PERZNOEFZ86T
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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