• Short Summary

    THE GREEK GOVERNMENT HAS BEGUN RELEASING ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS, MOST OF WHOM HAVE BEEN IN JAIL SINVE THE CIVIL WAR ENDED 17 YEARS AGO.

  • Description

    THE GREEK GOVERNMENT HAS BEGUN RELEASING ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS, MOST OF WHOM HAVE BEEN IN JAIL SINVE THE CIVIL WAR ENDED 17 YEARS AGO. THE FIRST 16 PRISONERS RELEASED FROM AEGINAISLAND PRISONS ARRIVED TODAY (THURSDAY) AT PIRAEUS HARBOUR, NEAR ATHENS, WHERE A WARM WELCOME AWAITED THEM.

    THE POLITICAL PRISONERS, SOME 96 IN ALL, ARE BEING RELEASED UNDER A NEW ACT OF PARLIAMENT. INCLUDING MANY FORMER MEMBERS OF THE BANNED GREEK COMMUNIST PARTY, THEY COMPRISE FIVE PRISONERS ORIGINALLY SENTENCED TO DEATH, 69 TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT, AND 22 TO TERMS OF BETWEEN 10 AND 20 YEARS IN JAIL.

    THE 16 PRISONERS ALREADY RELEASED WERE GREETED AT PIRAEUS BY THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS AND MEMBERS OF THE DEMOCRATIC-LEFT PARTY. MORE RELEASE WILL FOLLOW IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4H7L8J46LYDH83KS1IF2T0OQ6
    Media URN:
    VLVA4H7L8J46LYDH83KS1IF2T0OQ6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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