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Brazinskas / Man Without Country #494217

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 23, 1977
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(Studio) In Cleveland, Ohio, man who escaped from USSR is without country
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Cleveland, Ohio) Algirdas Brazinskas lives in Lithuanian community in Cleveland and meets each day with leaders who solicit aid for his attempt to stay in US. In 1970, he and father hijacked Soviet plane and escaped to West; he's wanted for murder in USSR , in connection with hijacking. [BRAZINSKAS - would rather die than be deported to Lithuania.] Fed. judge in Boston has said he should be returned to USSR ; Brazinskas and friends gather petitions to send to President Carter, asking for asylum for Brazinskas. Several senators and representatives also work to get aid for Brazinskas.
REPORTER: Bob Dotson

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Dotson, Bob
Duration:
00:01:40

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