Headline of the Week: Meeting with Oatis

In the New York Times:


For 53 weeks, while A.P. Correspondent Bill Oatis lay in jail in Prague, the Czech government had refused to let any American talk to him. Last week U.S. Ambassador Ellis 0. Briggs finally managed for the first time to see him, was allowed a carefully supervised, 30-minute interview at Prague police headquarters. The Czechs insisted that a police official and two Communist translators be present, thus prevented Briggs from asking any but innocuous questions, lest he jeopardize the chances of getting Oatis released.

Oatis, Briggs reported, said he was in, good health,...

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