• Short Summary

    Ronald Lippert arrived home in Toronto, Canada, on Sunday (November 4) after spending the last ten years of his life in a Cuban jail.

  • Description

    Ronald Lippert arrived home in Toronto, Canada, on Sunday (November 4) after spending the last ten years of his life in a Cuban jail.

    Mr. Lippert, now aged forty, was sent to prison for thirty years by a Cuban court in 1963 for smuggling arms to anti-Castro organisations. He spent his sentence in Gunajay Penitentiary, thirty miles (48 kilometres) from Havans.

    The Canadian government has tried to get Lippert released on humanitarian grounds ever since. There was no reaction from the Cuban government until a few days ago. Mr. Malcolm Bow, the new Canadian Ambassador in Havana, presented his credentials to Cuban Foreign Minister Raul Roa Y Garcia on November 2 to be told President Fidel Castro had decided to pardon Mr. Lippert in order to further good relations between the two countries.

    Two days later Mr. Lippert flew into Toronto International airport where he was met by his daughter and two sisters. An interview with Mr. Lippert at the airport is on film.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA46C9FYZ67I1GV3JJ7K2Y0CG6K
    Media URN:
    VLVA46C9FYZ67I1GV3JJ7K2Y0CG6K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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