Dr. Timothy Leary, the "hippie" psychology professor who escaped from a Californian prison six weeks?
Dr. Timothy Leary, the "hippie" psychology professor who escaped from a Californian prison six weeks ago, flew into Beirut from Algeria on Sunday night (October 25)
but was refused entry by the authorities. Before he left for Cairo the next day, Dr. Leary told a reporter how the "Weathermen" Revolutionary underground organisation helped him escape from prison.
The former professor from Harvard University was accompanied by three other members of the radical American left: Fiel Marshal Donald Cox of the Black Panther party, Jennifer Khorn of the Youth International Party (Yippies) and Professor Martin Kenner, Chairman of the US National Committee for the defence of the Panthers.
The four of them had hoped to go on to Jordan to meet the Palestinian guerrillas and exchange information about the Fedayeen and the Black Panthers. Dr. Leary, who was serving a 10-year jail sentence for Marijuana offences, was travelling under a false passport using the name of William McNellis. The Beirut authorities made it clear that they were not deporting Dr. Leary and the three others, but said they ad advised them to leave the country.
Dr. Leary is now living in Algeria working with the Black Panthers.
Dr. Leary was asked how he escaped from prison in California: