• Short Summary

    British engineer, George Watt, was convalescing in a Hong Kong hospital tonight (August 4) after being freed from nearly three years captivity in the People's Republic of China.

  • Description

    British engineer, George Watt, was convalescing in a Hong Kong hospital tonight (August 4) after being freed from nearly three years captivity in the People's Republic of China. Mr. Watt, who's 41, had been held on spying charges.

    Watt walked to freedom over the Lo Wu border bridge and told officials he was glad to be back.

    From the border he was driven to the colony's Queen Elizabeth hospital where doctors reported his condition to be "satisfactory".

    Government sources said Mr. Watt, who was working for the Anglo-German chemical firm Vickers-Zimmer when he was detained in September 1967, was not expected to stay in Hong Kong for more than three days.

    Mr. Watt's release leaves six British subjects and four Americans among foreigners still believed to be held in Chinese jails.

    Since October last year, the People's Republic has released 26 foreigners.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9D4EEGQK0YG8W17RWVB5NJ5NR
    Media URN:
    VLVA9D4EEGQK0YG8W17RWVB5NJ5NR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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