• Short Summary

    A JUBILANT CROWD MASSED ON A PIER IN SAIGON TO WELCOME 33 POLITICAL PRISONERS RELEASED FROM AN ISLAND PENAL COLONY ON FRIDAY.

  • Description

    A JUBILANT CROWD MASSED ON A PIER IN SAIGON TO WELCOME 33 POLITICAL PRISONERS RELEASED FROM AN ISLAND PENAL COLONY ON FRIDAY.

    THE MEN, CARRIED ABOARD A NAVY ASSAULT LANDING CRAFT, WERE THE FIRST POLITICAL PRISONERS RELEASED FROM POULE CONDORE, A SMALL CLUSTER OF ISLANDS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA. THERE,AT A FRENCH-BUILT PRISON, SOME OF THEM HAD BEEN IMPRISONED FOR AS MUCH AS THREE YEARS.

    THOUSANDS OF RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND WELL-WISHERS CROWDED THE PIER TO WELCOME THE GROUP, AMONG WHOM WAS DR. PHAN QUANG DAN, ONE-TIME PRESIDENT OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN VIETNAM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8YL7F46T67MX224X4ZJU8X3W9
    Media URN:
    VLVA8YL7F46T67MX224X4ZJU8X3W9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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