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    MRS. GERALD BROOKE, THE WIFE OF THE BRITISH UNIVERSITY LECTURER SENTENCED IN JUNE LAST YEAR?

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    MRS. BROOKE BEING INTERVIEWED.



    INTERVIEWER: "WHAT IS IT THAT HE CHIEFLY COMPLAINS OF ?"



    MRS. BROOKE: "THE DIET MOSTLY."



    INTERVIEWER: "WHAT DOES HE GET TO EAT ?"



    MRS. BROOKE: "WELL, VERY LITTLE OF WHAT THERE IS. NO FRESH FRUIT, VERY LITTLE VEGETABLES, OR MEAT, OR FISH. MOSTLY CEREAL."



    INTERVIEWER: "AND TO DRINK ?"



    MRS. BROOKE: "I THINK TEA AND MILK."



    INTERVIEWER: "YOU SAID HE WASN'T VERY WELL. WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH HIM ?"



    MRS. BROOKE: "HE HAS GOT COLITIS WHICH HE HAS HAD ON AND OFF ALL THE TIME HE'S BEEN THERE. NOW HE'S GOT LOW BLOOD PRESSURE, I DON'T KNOW HOW BADLY, BUT THEY'RE GIVING HIM INTRAVENOUS INJECTIONS FOR THAT. BUT WHETHER THEY ARE HAVING ANY EFFECT SO FAR I DON'T KNOW."



    INTERVIEWER: "DO THEY MAKE HIM WORK?"



    MRS. BROOKE: "NO, NOT ALL. HE SPENDS MOST OF THE TIME READING. THE ONLY THING HE HAS TO DO IS HAVE EXERCISE EACH DAY. AND APART FROM THIS HE IS JUST IN A CELL."




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    Background: MRS. GERALD BROOKE, THE WIFE OF THE BRITISH UNIVERSITY LECTURER SENTENCED IN JUNE LAST YEAR TO FIVE YEARS' DETENTION IN THE SOVIET UNION FOR SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES, VISITED HER HUSBAND YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SIX MONTHS.

    GERALD BROOKE IS IMPRISONED AT VLADIMIR, SIXTY TWO MILES (100 KILOMETRES) FROM MOSCOW.

    MRS. BROOKE'S ARRIVAL IN MOSCOW COINCIDED WITH A VISIT BY THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR. WILSON. MR. WILSON IS REPORTED TO HAVE MADE A PERSONAL PLEA TO SOVIET LEADERS FOR BROOKE'S RELEASE, WHICH WAS REJECTED.

    BROOKE IS DUE SHORTLY TO LEAVE VLADIMIR PRISON TO COMPLETE HIS SENTENCE IN A LABOUR CAMP.

    MRS. BROOKE WAS INTERVIEWED IN MOSCOW BY AN INDEPENDENT TELEVISION NEWS REPORTER FROM LONDON ABOUT HER HUSBAND'S CONDITION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADC7CFN158FP2S2T7RSR0CAR8O
    Media URN:
    VLVADC7CFN158FP2S2T7RSR0CAR8O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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