BURMA: Final Verdict

Last January famed Burma Surgeon Gordon Seagrave was convicted of abetting treason against the new republic of Burma by allegedly helping rebel Karen tribesmen (TIME, Oct. 16, 1950 et seq.). His sentence: six years at hard labor, later reduced to six months. Longing to return to the north Burma hospital where he had already spent more than half his life, Dr. Seagrave appealed. This week, Burma's three-man Supreme Court rendered the final verdict: not guilty.

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