Regis Debray, the French Marxist writer sentenced in Bolivia three years ago to 30 years imprisonment for "intellectual involvement" in the guerrilla activities of Che Guevara, may be released soon.
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MV INT. Debray come to doorway and talks to guard.
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Background: Regis Debray, the French Marxist writer sentenced in Bolivia three years ago to 30 years imprisonment for "intellectual involvement" in the guerrilla activities of Che Guevara, may be released soon.
According to reports from La Paz, M. Debray may be released in the next few weeks as part of a policy of leniency towards political prisoners.
Debray, author of the book "Revolution in the Revolution" and a friend and supporter of Guevara, has been held in prison in the remote Bolivian town of Camiri.
He was put on trial on November 1967 along with an Argentine painter, Ciro Bustos, Both men were arrested after they had spent about a month with Che Guevara who was killed after the seven month guerrilla campaign in the mountains of East Bolivia.
M. Debray's wife, Elizabeth, who married him in jail, has said she is confident her husband would be released soon. She has been allowed to visit her husband four times a year.
The decision to release Debray and Bustos under an amnesty will reportedly have to be made by the President of Bolivia, General Juan Torres. He is said to believe that an amnesty would be the correct course of action. Students and workers in Bolivia have been recently lobbying for the release of the two men.