• Short Summary

    TONY AMBATIELOS, THE FORMER GREEK SEAMEN'S LEADER, RELEASED FROM GAOL ON TUESDAY, (APRIL 28), HAS APPEALED FOR THE RELEASE OF ALL GREEK POLITICAL PRISONERS NOW IN GREEK PRISONS.

  • Description

    TONY AMBATIELOS, THE FORMER GREEK SEAMEN'S LEADER, RELEASED FROM GAOL ON TUESDAY, (APRIL 28), HAS APPEALED FOR THE RELEASE OF ALL GREEK POLITICAL PRISONERS NOW IN GREEK PRISONS. THE PLEA CAME THE DAY AFTER MR. AMBATIELOS' RELEASE FROM THE ISLAND PRISON IN AEGHINA, WHERE HE HAD SPENT THE LAST 17 YEARS.

    HIS RELEASE WAS THE SUBJECT OF A LONG CAMPAIGN BY HIS WIFE AND HER SUPPORTERS AND IT CULMINATED IN THE AMNESTY FOR SOME 400 POLITICAL DETAINEES, WHO ARE BEING RELEASED FROM DETENTION DURING THIS WEEK.

    TONY AMBATIELOS WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH BY A MILITARY COURT IN 1947 FOR HAVING HELPED GREEK COMMUNIST GUERILLAS DURING THE GREEK CIVIL WAR WHICH FOLLOWED WORLD WAR TWO. THE SENTENCE WAS COMMUTED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT IN 1952.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA52BXSPOJFMKMX8O2AIO43ZDD8
    Media URN:
    VLVA52BXSPOJFMKMX8O2AIO43ZDD8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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