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    AMERICAN AIR ATTACH LT. COL. DONALD J. CROWLEY MET REPORTERS AT A MIDNIGHT PRESS CONFERENCE?

  • Description

    AMERICAN AIR ATTACH LT. COL. DONALD J. CROWLEY MET REPORTERS AT A MIDNIGHT PRESS CONFERENCE ON THURSDAY SHORTLY AFTER BEING RELEASED FROM THE GUERRILLAS WHO HAS HELD HIM HOSTAGE FOR NEARLY THREE DAYS. HE WAS IN GOOD HEALTH AND SAID HE HAD BEEN TREATED WELL IN CAPTIVITY.

    CROWLEY WAS RELEASED BY HIS KIDNAPPERS LATE THURSDAY AFTER THE DOMINICAN GOVERNMENT FREED 20 POLITICAL PRISONERS IN EXCHANGE FOR HIS SAFE RETURN. THE FREED MEN, NOW IN MEXICO CITY, HAVE PLEDGED TO REFRAIN FROM POLITICAL ACTIVITIES DURING THEIR TENURE OF ASYLUM.

    AT THE CONFERENCE, 48-YEAR-OLD CROWLEY SAID THAT THROUGHOUT HIS CAPTIVITY HE FELT HE WAS IN CONSTANT DANGER OF BEING EXECUTED. NEVERTHELESS, HE SAID, HIS CAPTORS TREATED AND FED HIM WELL.

    IN WASHINGTON, THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT SAID NO DECISION HAD BEEN MADE ON WHETHER TO CALL CROWLEY BACK TO REPORT. MEANWHILE, IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC POLICE ARE INTENSIFYING THE SEARCH FOR CROWLEY'S KIDNAPPERS--DOMINICAN LAW HOLDS A PENALTY OF UP TO 30 YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR THE OFFENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8KPDGOZOOMA3X2J1HUVL19AE4
    Media URN:
    VLVA8KPDGOZOOMA3X2J1HUVL19AE4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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