• Short Summary

    POLITICAL PRISONERS IN GOALS THROUGHOUT GREECE WAITED ANXIOUSLY TODAY (FRIDAY) TO LEARN WHETHER THEY ARE COVERED BY THE AMNESTY ANNOUNCED ON DECEMBER 24 BY PRIME MINISTER GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS.

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    POLITICAL PRISONERS IN GOALS THROUGHOUT GREECE WAITED ANXIOUSLY TODAY (FRIDAY) TO LEARN WHETHER THEY ARE COVERED BY THE AMNESTY ANNOUNCED ON DECEMBER 24 BY PRIME MINISTER GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS. HE AND HIS DEPUTY-PREMIER PATTAKOS HAVE JUST RETURNED TO ATHENS AFTER A TWO-DAY (27-28 DECEMBER) 'UNITY PREACHING' TOUR OF THE NORTHERN PROVINCES, WHICH INCLUDED INSPECTION OF GREEK ARMY UNITS STATIONED IN THRACE ON THE TURKISH BORDER.

    IT WAS, SAY COMMENTATORS, THE REFUSAL OF THE 3RD ARMY CORPS - BASED IN THE RIVER EVROS BORDER AREA - TO JOIN THE ATTEMPTED COUNTER-COUP BY KING CONSTANTINE'S FORCES ON DECEMBER 13TH, THAT BROUGHT ABOUT THE ROYAL FAILURE. THE PRIME MINISTER'S VISIT THUS TAKES ON AN ADDITIONAL IMPORTANCE. WHILE THERE PREMIER PAPADOPOULOS TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO THANK ALL HIS 'FAITHFUL FRIENDS' OF THE NORTH WHO SAVED THE COUNTRY 'FROM REAL BLOODSHED'.

    THE MINISTERIAL PARTY WAS WELCOMED BY THE NEW COMMANDER OF THE ARMY CORPS, LT-GEN ANGELOPOULOS. THEY DROVE FROM THE BORDER CITY OF FERRAI TO THE GRAECO-TURKISH BORDER, WHERE PREMIER PAPADOPOULOS INAUGURATED THE NEW CUSTOMS HOUSE. THE TOUR ALSO TOOK IN A VISIT TO OTHER BORDER CITIES - SUFLI, DIDIMOTYCHON, AND ORESTIAS - AND AN INSPECTION OF THE SAINT BARBARA ARTILLERY H.Q. IN THE AREA WHERE, UNTIL THE APRIL 21 ST MILITARY COUP, PREMIER PAPADOPOULOS WAS IN COMMAND. THE PARTY ATTENDED A RELIGIOUS SERVICE IN THE CAMP CHURCH.

    YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) A DECREE CLARIFIES DETAILS OF THE CHRISTMAS EVE AMNESTY. IT NOW APPEARS THAT NO MORE THAN 300 TO 400 PRISONERS WILL BE RELEASED. COMPOSER MIKIS THEODORAKIS WILL BE AMONG THOSE DETAINED, IN CONTRADICTION TO AN EARLIER STATEMENT BY PREMIER PAPADOPOULOS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6WFKTW2I0OLW6RVOXJDUC1NAD
    Media URN:
    VLVA6WFKTW2I0OLW6RVOXJDUC1NAD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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