World: Pronouncements on Prisoners

Most of the headlines from Greece last week concerned political prisoners.

One was Mikis Theodorakis, 42, the composer best known for his scores for Zorba the Greek and Phaedra. An avowed Communist and leader of the Red-fronting Lambrakis youth movement, Theodorakis eluded the dragnet that rounded up 6,500 Communists in the early hours of the April 21 coup. The sound of his music bugged the junta, and after Theodorakis was finally nabbed last month, Athens buzzed with reports that the police had tortured or even killed him. Last week the junta put their prisoner on display for foreign newsmen. "I have to...

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