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    THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE RELEASE OF GREEK POLITICAL PRISONERS GOES ON.LOUD PROTESTS WERE MADE AT?

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    THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE RELEASE OF GREEK POLITICAL PRISONERS GOES ON.LOUD PROTESTS WERE MADE AT AN ATHENS RALLY LAST NIGHT OVER THE ATTITUDE OF THE GOVERNMENT TOWARDS THE PRISONERS.

    AMONG THE SPEAKERS WERE MR MANOLI GLEZOS, A LEADING GREEK COMMUNIST, AND MRS BETTY AMBATIELOS, THE BRITISH-BORN WIFE OF TONY AMBATIELOS, THE GREEK SEAMEN'S LEADER CONVICTED OF SEDITION 16 YEARS AGO.

    MRS AMBATIELOS, KEEPING UP HER LOG CAMPAIGN FOR THE RELEASE OF HER HUSBAND, ACCUSED MR PAPANDREOU, THE GREEK PRIME MINISTER, OF NOT FULFILLING HIS PROMISES TOWARDS THE DETAINEES.

    TO THE LOUD APPLAUSE OF HUNDREDS OF RELATIVES AND PARENTS OF THE DETAINEES, SHE DEMANDED "IN THE NAME OF JUSTICE AND DEMOCRACY" THE FREEDOM FOR ALL PRISONERS BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

    THE RALLY CAME ONLY 72 HOURS AFTER SEVEN COMMUNISTS WERE UNEXPECTEDLY RELEASED.A WEEK BEFORE, MR PAPANDREOU SAID NONE OF THE 920 PRISONERS WOULD BE FREED UNTIL PARLIAMENT HAD APPROVED HIS LENIENCY MEASURES.

    NOW IMMEDIATE HOPES FOR THE PRISONERS HAVE BEEN DASHED.TODAY (TUESDAY) MR PAPANDREOU'S GOVERNMENT, SWORN IN ONLY SIX WEEKS AGO, RESIGNED - AFTER WINNING A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE, BUT ONLY WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE PRO-COMMUNIST PARTY.HE HAD ALREADY SAID HE WOULD NOT RELY ON THEIR VOTE FOR A WORKING MAJORITY.HE HAS ASKED KING PAUL FOR FRESH ELECTIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4TOIZTBX6D7ZXRFF22NRAC3JT
    Media URN:
    VLVA4TOIZTBX6D7ZXRFF22NRAC3JT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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