• Short Summary

    TWO GREEK BROTHERS AND THEIR FAMILIES WHO FLED LAST WEEK FROM ALBANIA, AND HAVE BEEN GRANTED POLITICAL ASYLUM, WERE "AT HOME" TO NEWSMEN IN IOANNINA, CAPITAL OF GREEK EPIRUS, DECEMBER 12.

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    TWO GREEK BROTHERS AND THEIR FAMILIES WHO FLED LAST WEEK FROM ALBANIA, AND HAVE BEEN GRANTED POLITICAL ASYLUM, WERE "AT HOME" TO NEWSMEN IN IOANNINA, CAPITAL OF GREEK EPIRUS, DECEMBER 12. THE FAMILIES - LED BY NICHOLAS GODOSSIS, AGED 37, AND BROTHER CHRISTOS, AGED 33 - CROSSED THE MOST DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS MOUNTAIN AREA OF THE GRECO-ALBANIAN BORDER TO AVOID FRONTIER GUARDS.

    THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN CLOTHING AND ARE TEMPORARILY SHELTERED IN A SMALL HOUSE. THE FAMILIES COMPRISE 12 PEOPLE.

    THE BROTHERS SAID COMMUNIST INDOCTRINATION AGENTS WERE GOING ABOUT THE ALBANIAN COUNTRYSIDE PRAISING THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC AND DENOUNCING THE USSR AND PRIME MINISTER KHRUSHCHEV. MILITIA-MEN AND RESERVISTS UP TO THE AGE OF 60 HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO BE READY TO GATHER AT PRE-ARRANGED SPOTS ON RECEIPT OF ORDERS TO THAT EFFECT, THEY SAID.

    THE FUGITIVES ALSO SAID THE ALBANIAN POPULATION IS BEING GIVEN THE NOTION THAT RUSSIA'S ULTIMATE AIM IS TO SURRENDER ALBANIA TO YUGOSLAVIA. AT THE SAME TIME POPULATION IS BEING TOLD THAT ALBANIA IS IN DANGER FROM GREECE. KHRUSHCHEV'S PICTURE HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM PUBLIC AND OTHER OFFICES AND REPLACE BY STALIM'S, THEY SAID.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8L2MRK5546OP1P8SQ1Y9QRFCL
    Media URN:
    VLVA8L2MRK5546OP1P8SQ1Y9QRFCL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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