• Short Summary

    BRITISH JOURNALIST ERIC GORDON, 37, WHO WAS FREED BY THE CHINESE ON TUESDAY WITH HIS WIFE AND 13-YEAR-OLD SON, YESTERDAY TALKED ABOUT HIS ORDEAL IN HONG KONG.

  • Description

    BRITISH JOURNALIST ERIC GORDON, 37, WHO WAS FREED BY THE CHINESE ON TUESDAY WITH HIS WIFE AND 13-YEAR-OLD SON, YESTERDAY TALKED ABOUT HIS ORDEAL IN HONG KONG.

    THE GORDONS HAD BEEN DETAINED IN A PEKING HOTEL ROOM SINCE MR. GORDON'S ARREST IN 1967 FOR ALLEGEDLY ATTEMPTING TO SMUGGLE OUT OF CHINA SOME NOTES HE HAD MADE AT THE TIME OF THE RED GUARDS.

    THEY WERE SUDDENLY FREED ON TUESDAY AND CROSSED THE FRONTIER INTO HONG KONG.

    THEIR RELEASE FOLLOWED THAT OF TWO OTHER BRITISH JOURNALISTS--REUTER CORRESPONDENT ANTHONY GREY AND FREE-LANCE NEWSMAN NORMAN BARRYMAINE. THERE ARE STILL 10 OTHER BRITONS BEING HELD IN CHINA BUT THE RELEASE OF THE JOURNALISTS HAS RAISED HOPES THAT THEY TOO WILL BE GIVEN THEIR FREEDOM.

    MR. GORDON SPOKE ABOUT HIS DETENTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9HMQZZ70HJW8XPGPX5SYQ0T7V
    Media URN:
    VLVA9HMQZZ70HJW8XPGPX5SYQ0T7V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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