• Short Summary

    THREE PACIFISTS FROM SOUTH VIETNAM, A SCHOLAR, A UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR AND A JOURNALIST - WERE RECEIVED IN HANOI JUST OVER A WEEK AGO, BU NORTH VIETNAM'S MINISTER OF CULTURE, HOAN MINH JAM AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SOUTH VIETNAM LIBERATION FRONT COUNCIL.

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    THREE PACIFISTS FROM SOUTH VIETNAM, A SCHOLAR, A UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR AND A JOURNALIST - WERE RECEIVED IN HANOI JUST OVER A WEEK AGO, BU NORTH VIETNAM'S MINISTER OF CULTURE, HOAN MINH JAM AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SOUTH VIETNAM LIBERATION FRONT COUNCIL.

    THE THREE MEN SAID THAT THEY WERE NOT VIETCONG, BUT WERE AMONG MANY BUSINESSMEN, SOLDIERS, SCHOLARS AND ORDINARY CITIZENS WHO WANTED THE WAR TO END AND THE NORTH AND SOUTH UNITED. THEY CLAIMED THAT THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE AUTHORITIES HAD SEIZED AND IMPRISONED THEM WITHOUT TRIAL AS BEING VIETCONG AND TRIED TO MAKE THEM RECANT AND BEG TO REMAIN IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY. THIS THEY HAD REFUSED TO DO SO THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE AUTHORITIES HAD TAKEN THEM TO THE 17TH PARALLEL (THE BORDER LINE) AND EXPELLED THEM.

    THEY SAID THAT OFFICIALS HAD TOLD THEM THAT THEY WOULD BE KILLED BY THE NORTH VIETNAMESE AUTHORITIES UPON THEIR ARRIVAL BUT THIS WAS "BUT A PLAY STAGED BY THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT." THEY SAID THEY WOULD CONTINUE TO CAMPAIGN AGAINST "THIS MAD AND CRUEL WAR" WHEREVER THEY MIGHT BE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA43JYEPQ2YKZ1HYPPHQX9A461T
    Media URN:
    VLVA43JYEPQ2YKZ1HYPPHQX9A461T
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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