BURMA: Sea of Troubles

Three months ago famed Medical Missionary Dr. Gordon S. (Burma Surgeon) Seagrave entered Rangoon's red-and-cream brick high court to stand trial for treason. Last week a crowd gathered to hear the verdict. Dr. Seagrave was brought into court from a comfortable U.S. Embassy bungalow, where he was allowed to stay after he became ill in Rangoon's crowded, noisy jail.

The three judges filed in, took their places on the bench. Seagrave remained standing. One of the judges began reading the tribunal's verdict: Charge No. 1, that Seagrave had given aid and comfort to the State's enemies by having tea with a...

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