• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 30 CZECH TOURISTS HAVE SOUGHT POLITICAL ASYLUM IN DENMARK AND SWEDEN IN THE LAST FEW DAYS -- MAKING A TOTAL OF MORE THAN 100 CZECHS TO REMAIN IN SCANDINAVIA SINCE CHRISTMAS.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 30 CZECH TOURISTS HAVE SOUGHT POLITICAL ASYLUM IN DENMARK AND SWEDEN IN THE LAST FEW DAYS -- MAKING A TOTAL OF MORE THAN 100 CZECHS TO REMAIN IN SCANDINAVIA SINCE CHRISTMAS. THEY ALL WENT TO THE SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES ON TOURS AND THEN REFUSED TO RETURN TO THEIR OWN COUNTRY. EARLIER SEVENTY-FOUR DECIDED TO REMAIN IN SWEDEN.

    AMONG THOSE WHO HAVE SOUGHT POLITICAL ASYLUM IN COPENHAGEN ARE A YOUNG COUPLE WHO MARRIED JUST BEFORE LEAVINGS ON THEIR HOLIDAY. HE IS A CONSTRUCTIONAL ENGINEER AND SHE IS A DOCTOR OF MEDICINE. THE HOLIDAY IN COPENHAGEN WAS THEIR HONEYMOON. THEY CAME WITH A GROUP OF TOURISTS WHO ARRIVED IN COPENHAGEN ON DECEMBER THE 30TH. SOME 30 HAVE SOUGHT ASYLUM IN DENMARK AND EIGHT IN SWEDEN. THEY TOLD POLICE IN COPENHAGEN THAT GROWING DISSATISFACTION WITH CONDITIONS IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA CAUSED THEM TO SEEK ASYLUM. SEVERAL SAID THEY HAD PLANNED THEIR MOVED BEFORE LEAVING ON THE HOLIDAY. AMONG THOSE SEEKING ASYLUM ARE SEVERAL FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN.

    ABOUT 28 MEMBERS OF THE TOURIST PARTY RETURNED TO CZECHOSLOVAKIA BY AIR ON SATURDAY NIGHT (JANUARY 3RD).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8EWIN2E5YUZ1JFE9BS7N9VJOL
    Media URN:
    VLVA8EWIN2E5YUZ1JFE9BS7N9VJOL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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