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    The French Communist Party has spoken out against the arrest in Spain of the veteran Secretary-General of the outlawed Spanish Communist Party, Senor Santiago Carrillo.

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    The French Communist Party has spoken out against the arrest in Spain of the veteran Secretary-General of the outlawed Spanish Communist Party, Senor Santiago Carrillo.

    SYNOPSIS: On Friday (24 December) members of the French Communist Party demonstrated outside the Spanish Embassy in Paris, protesting against Senor Carrillo's detention. The Spanish Communist Leader had recently returned to his homeland after 38 years in exile.

    The head of the International Department of the French Communist Party, Monsieur Jean Kanapa talked to newsmen about the French Communist Party's stand. It is demanding that Senor Carrillo should be released and his full civil rights officially recognised.

    The French Communist Party says that Spain will not be able to return to true democracy until all political parties as legally recognises. This highlights the problem of the legality of the Spanish Communist Party and the freeing of political prisoners. Senor Carrillo was detained on Wednesday (22 December) night in Madrid. Earlier this month he had incurred the Government's wrath by holding a news conference at a secret rendezvous. Previously the Government had turned a blind eye to Senor Carrillo's return to spain.

    It's been reported that after his arrest Senor Carrillo turned down an offer to go back into exile. Legal sources in Madrid said that being a Spaniard on Spanish soil - even though illegally - he could not be forcibly sent out of the country. Senor Carrillo is understood to be wanted on charges of having illegally entered Spain. There have already been two left-wing demonstrations in Madrid following Senor Carrillo's arrest.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA32RVBPGUFFB9BF54NSEV0PNI9
    Media URN:
    VLVA32RVBPGUFFB9BF54NSEV0PNI9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/12/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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