Soviet dissident Laonid Plyushch was resting in a villa just outside Paris on Tuesday (13 January) following his arrival from Austria.
LV Newsmen outside villa.
CU Road sign.
CU House number and cameraman (2 shots)
CU Plyushch (grey jumper) leaves villa with wife and friends.
SV Plyushch embracing friends as cameramen film and family pose before re-entering villa.
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Background: Soviet dissident Laonid Plyushch was resting in a villa just outside Paris on Tuesday (13 January) following his arrival from Austria.
Dr. Plyushch had arrived in Austria on Saturday (10 January) after his release from a psychiatric hospital in the Soviet Union. He was reunited with his family and allowed to travel by train across Czechoslovakia to the West.
Mrs. Plyushch told newsmen that her husband was very tired and "still under the effects of some drugs". She attributed her husband's release to a widescale international campaign on his behalf.
Dr. Plyushch was arrested on anti-Soviet charges in his home city of Kiev in 1972. He was committed to a psychiatric hospital the following year after doctors said that he was suffering from "schizophrenia".
The Plyushch family have been granted a three-month visa to France. Mrs. Plyushch said that they would decide later where to settle permanently.
SYNOPSIS: The villa just outside Paris where Soviet dissident Leonid Plyushch is resting following his release from a psychiatric hospital in the Soviet Union.
Dr. Plyushch and his family passed through Austria on their way to France. The French Government have granted them a three-month visa to stay in the country. Dr. Plyushch was arrested in Kiev in 1972 on anti-Soviet charges and was later committed to a psychiatric hospital after doctors said he suffered from "schizophrenia".
His wife states on their arrival in Paris that her husband was very tired and "still under the effects of some drugs". She attributed his release from the hospital to a widescale international campaign on his behalf.
Dr. Plyushch claimed earlier that sixty other "political prisoners" were being held in the hospital that he was committed to. Officials of Amnesty International said this figure, if confirmed, would mean a "shattering" increase in their estimated number of such prisoners in the Soviet Union.
Mrs. Plyushch has indicated that the family will rest in the country outside Paris before deciding where to settle permanently.