FINLAND: Political Paavo

Chewing a fat, four-inch stogie, Finland's most popular "war criminal" stepped out the gate of Helsinki's Sornas Prison last week into the welcoming arms of his wife, eight children and eleven grandchildren. White-haired, 68-year-old Vaino Tanner, condemned by a Communist-run tribunal for advocating war with Russia in 1941, had been granted remission of half his 5½-year sentence. "I am sure I am the best living advertisement for Finnish prisons," smiled the old man. "I have gained 15 pounds in weight and feel fitter than ever."

Tanner spent eight hours of each prison...

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