June 12, 1957

SARAFIS CASE: Washington, 8 – According to an announcement from the US State Department, the USA has no objection to the trial, by a Greek court, of the American airman who caused the death of General Stefanos Sarafis in a car accident, since the Greek-US accord of last September states that Greece can try Americans who break Greek laws when off duty. The State Department has rejected an appeal for extradition to the US by an American senator. NIKOS SAMPSON: Berlin, 8 – The committee of the International Press Association, which has just met in Saarbrucke, Germany, has sent the following telegram to the governor of Cyprus, Field Marshal Sir John Harding: «The… committee, informed of the death sentence passed on Cypriot journalist Nikos Sampson, has received information… that the evidence against him is not enough to justify the death sentence. We ask you to postpone the execution.» SOLOMOS: The Academy of Athens held a meeting yesterday to mark one centenary since the death of national poet Dionysios Solomos. Georgios Athanassiadis-Novas gave a talk on Solomos, saying the spirit of the poet was still very much alive.

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