• Short Summary

    TWO YOUNG BRITONS, IMPRISONED BY THE RUSSIANS FOR DRUG SMUGGLING, RETURNED TO LONDON TODAY AFTER BEING PREMATURELY RELEASED FROM A SOVIET LABOUR CAMP.

  • Description

    TWO YOUNG BRITONS, IMPRISONED BY THE RUSSIANS FOR DRUG SMUGGLING, RETURNED TO LONDON TODAY AFTER BEING PREMATURELY RELEASED FROM A SOVIET LABOUR CAMP. THEIR RETURN WAS PART OF AN EXCHANGE FOR SOVIET SPIES PETER AND HELENE KROGER, WHO WERE FREED IN BRITAIN AND FLOWN TO WARSAW YESTERDAY.

    TWENTY FOUR YEAR OLD MICHAEL PARSONS AND ANTHONY LORRAINE, 29, WERE SENTENCED LAST YEAR BY THE SOVIET COURTS TO FOUR YEARS AND THREE YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR BRINGING DRUGS INTO RUSSIA. PLANS FOR THEIR RELEASE WERE DISCLOSED IN AN ARRANGEMENT BY THE BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY MICHAEL STEWART IN PARLIAMENT LAST JULY. HE SAID THEN THAT BRITAIN HAD AGREED TO FREE THE KROGERS BY OCTOBER 24TH FOLLOWING SOVIET AGREEMENT TO FREE GERALD BROOKE, THE LECTURER WHO WAS HELD FOR FOUR YEARS ON CHARGES OF ANTI-SOVIET ACTIVITIES. BROOKE RETURNED HOME EARLIER.

    AT LONDON AIRPORT TODAY, PARSONS AND LORRAINE WERE QUESTIONED BY REPORTERS AT A NEWS CONFERENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4TY6NVMZ7W5RLAMO02IVHJJK0
    Media URN:
    VLVA4TY6NVMZ7W5RLAMO02IVHJJK0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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