United States Judge William Walsh returned to Hong Kong Aug 14 and told pressmen of his three meetings in Shanghai with his imprisoned brother Bishop Walsh.
MLS Judge Walsh entering conference room.
CU. Walsh sits down.
CU. Newsmen - pan to Walsh speaking
LS. General view of Press Conference.
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Background: United States Judge William Walsh returned to Hong Kong Aug 14 and told pressmen of his three meetings in Shanghai with his imprisoned brother Bishop Walsh.
Judge Walsh's trip to China to visit his brother, who was sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment by the Chinese authorities for alleged espionage, was made possible by the Chinese Red Cross Society.
Judge Walsh told Hong Kong newsmen that he could only see his imprisoned brother for 2 1/2 hours during his nine-day stay in Shanghai.
Bishop Walsh now 69, first went to China in 1918 and has been there eve since. The last American catholic priest in China, Bishop Walsh was given the opportunity four years ago to leave the country, but declined to do so, because of religion and belief in God in China.
Judge Walsh and family will return to American thursday 18th.