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    MRS.BETTY AMBATIELOS, THE BRITISH-BORN WIFE OF GREEK POLITICAL PRISONER, TONY AMBATIELOS, YESTERDAY, (MONDAY), EMBRACED HER?

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    MRS.BETTY AMBATIELOS, THE BRITISH-BORN WIFE OF GREEK POLITICAL PRISONER, TONY AMBATIELOS, YESTERDAY, (MONDAY), EMBRACED HER HUSBAND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SIXTEEN YEARS AT THE PRISON ON THE ISLAND OF AEGINA, SOUTH OF PIRAEUS.

    EARLIER, MRS.AMBATIELOS, HAD FLOWN FROM LONDON ATHENS IN A BID TO SECURE THE RELEASE OF HER HUSBAND, CONVICTED IN 1974 ON CHARGES OF HAVING HELPED GREEK COMMUNIST GUERRILLAS.A SENTENCE OF DEATH PASSED AT THE TIME WAS COMMUTED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT IN 1952.

    AFTER THE MEETING, MRS.AMBATIELOS SAID THAT THE ATMOSPHERE AT THE PRISON HAD CHANGED, AND FOR THE FIRST TIME SHE WAS ALLOWED TO EMBRACE AND SPEAK TO HER HUSBAND WITHOUT THE NORMAL WIRE MESH WHICH SEPARATES VISITORS FROM INMATES.

    WHILE IN GREECE, SHE INTENDS TO SEEK AUDIENCE WITH MR.PAPANDREOU, THE NEW GREEK MINISTER, AND MR.PAPASPYROS, THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE, TO SEEK THE RELEASE OF HER HUSBAND BEFORE CHRISTMAS.

    IN THE MEANTIME, THE GREEK GOVERNMENT HAS SAID THAT IT WILL NOT RELEASE ANY POLITICAL PRISONERS BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS, EXCEPT FOR A FEW CASES OF ILL HEALTH.OTHERS WOULD HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE PASSING OF THE BILL AUTHORISING THE RELEASE, ON PAROLE, OF POLITICAL DETAINEES WHO HAVE SERVED TEN YEARS IN GAOL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADCTI70W4FDSM78ZS1D9FXYKG7
    Media URN:
    VLVADCTI70W4FDSM78ZS1D9FXYKG7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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