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Greece (Arrests)

Volume 436: debated on Monday 28 April 1947

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77.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make a further statement in connection with the mass arrests of Left Wing sup porters in Greece; and, in particular, with regard to the review of the charges against the arrested persons that was made by regular magistrates following the representations of His Majesty's ambassador.

After some delay and after further representations by His Majesty's ambassador, four magistrates have arrived at Ikaria for the purpose of reviewing the charges against the arrested persons. His Majesty's ambassador is continuing to press the Greek Government to expedite the judicial review of these cases.