• Short Summary

    A BRITISH MISSIONARY, FREED AFTER FOUR AND A HALF YEARS IN A PRISON IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, ARRIVED IN HONGKONG LAST MONDAY.

  • Description

    A BRITISH MISSIONARY, FREED AFTER FOUR AND A HALF YEARS IN A PRISON IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, ARRIVED IN HONGKONG LAST MONDAY.HE SAID HE WAS FEELING FINE, AND TIME HAD "PASSED LIKE A FLASH."
    MR.HAROLD KING, 52, WHO IS A JEHOVAH'S WITNESS, WAS ARRESTED IN 1958 AND LATER SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS' IMPRISONMENT ON A CHARGE OF SUBVERSION.HIS RELEASE BEFORE TIME WAS DUE TO GOOD CONDUCT REMISSION.

    INTERVIEWED BY PRESSMEN OUTSIDE A WATCH TOWER BIBLE SOCIETY BUILDING IN HONGKONG, MR.KING SAID HE HAD NO HARSH TREATMENT AND HAD EVEN GAINED WEIGHT.DURING HIS IMPRISONMENT HE RECEIVED RED CROSS PARCELS AND COPIES OF ENGLISH CLASSICS, BUT WAS FORBIDDEN THE BIBLE OR ANY NON-COMMUNIST POLITICAL READING MATTER.

    AFTER HIS RELEASE THE AUTHORITIES TOOK HIM ON A TOUR OF SHANGHAI AND CANTON TO SEE DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION SCHEMES.

    MR.KING IS NOW BOUND FOR LONDON TO SEE HIS 80-YEAR-OLD MOTHER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2V8AF3XLGI5T265XBRWLYYRNB
    Media URN:
    VLVA2V8AF3XLGI5T265XBRWLYYRNB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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