OPINION

JANUARY 29, 1952

SPIES I: Investigations are continuing into the archives found hidden in Kallithea and Glyfada and the identity of those guilty of the espionage directed by the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) leaders from abroad. SPIES II: Paris, 26 – TASS news agency reported from Prague today that the trial of 18 «traitors and spies» began on January 24 in Czechoslovakia. GREEK CHILDREN: Paris, 22 (From our correspondent S. Theodorou) – The permanent Repatriation Commission on Greek children in Cominform countries met again today in a special meeting in the presence of the Czechoslovak representative, who reiterated well-worn arguments in order to justify his government’s refusal to return to Greece the Greek children being held arbitrarily in Czechoslovakia. The Czech delegate even refused to hand over the 138 children whom his government had previously decided to return to Greece, claiming there was no clear proof that they were being sought by their parents or legal guardians. BELGRADE – Serbia’s prime minister pledged yesterday to fully cooperate with the UN war crimes tribunal – including the extradition of Yugoslav suspects. Among the top suspects residing in Serbia are its President Milan Milutinovic and the Bosnian- Serb wartime military commander, Gen Ratko Mladic. «Certainly, cooperation with The Hague tribunal will not be hindered,» said Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic. «The destiny of the country will not depend on the fate of one or two former state officials,» who should be handed over to The Hague, the Netherlands-based court. (AP)