CANADA: Forced Confession

While the United Nations was carrying on diplomatic negotiations for the release of eleven U.S. fliers sentenced by Red China as spies (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), the last Canadian war prisoner held by the Chinese Communists was free to shed gloomy light on how his fellow captives were faring in the so-called People's Republic. Squadron Leader Andrew MacKenzie, 34, who was released at the Hong Kong border Dec. 5, told Ottawa newsmen that under stress of 16 months of solitary confinement he had been forced to sign a phony confession that he had flown his U.S. Air Force F-86 over...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!