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    THREE OF THE SIX MEMBERS OF THE ACADEMIC STAFF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA, DEPORTED BY THE GHANIAN GOVERNMENT FOR ALLEGED SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES, ARRIVED IN LONDON BY AIR FROM GHANA EARLY TODAY (MONDAY).

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    THREE OF THE SIX MEMBERS OF THE ACADEMIC STAFF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA, DEPORTED BY THE GHANIAN GOVERNMENT FOR ALLEGED SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES, ARRIVED IN LONDON BY AIR FROM GHANA EARLY TODAY (MONDAY).

    THEY WERE THE REVEREND J.V. STEWART, A BRITON OF THE UNIVERSITY'S DEPARTMENT OF THE STUDY OF RELIGION; DR. W.JEANPIERRE, AN AMERICAN AND MR. G. GRECO OF GUADELOUPE -- BOTH OF THE FRENCH DEPARTMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY.

    THE REVEREND STEWART SAID ON ARRIVAL: "I CANNOT MAKE ANY STATEMENT UNTIL I HAVE SEEN OFFICIALS OF THE COMMONWEALTH RELATIONS OFFICE." HE ADDED THAT THE OTHERS WERE GIVEN ONE WEEK'S NOTICE TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY WHILE HE WAS GIVEN ONLY 24 HOURS.

    THE OTHER THREE MEN INVOLVED ARE: PROFESSOR W.B.HARVEY, AN AMERICAN AND HEAD OF THE FACULTY OF LAW; AND PROFESSOR L.H.SCHUSTER, ALSO AN AMERICAN OF THE INSTITUTE OF ADMINISTRATION.

    ACCORDING TO A GOVERNMENT STATEMENT, ALL WERE INVOLVED IN "RECENT EVENTS" AND THEIR ACTIVITIES WERE PREJUDICIAL TO THE SECURITY OF THE STATE. THEIR PRESENCE IN GHANA WAS "NOT CONDUCTIVE TO THE PUBLIC GOOD."
    (IN WASHINGTON THE STATE DEPARTMENT DESCRIBED THE DEPORTATIONS AS A "HARD BLOW AGAINST ACADEMIC FREEDOM." THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT MR. WILLIAM MAHONEY, AMERICAN AMBASSADOR TO GHANA, HAD STRONGLY PROTESTED AGAINST DEPORTATION PROCEEDINGS INITIATED AGAINST THE FOUR AMERICANS INVOLVED.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD1IOLI11VEW99P2LO3JWXFL29
    Media URN:
    VLVAD1IOLI11VEW99P2LO3JWXFL29
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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