868.00/308: Telegram

The Chargé in Greece (Caffery) to the Secretary of State

[Paraphrase]

158. I received a call today from members of the revolutionary committee tendering the thanks of the authorities for help given the refugees by American relief organizations.5 They referred also to [Page 412]arrest and trial of political prisoners, and solicited my opinion. In reply I explained that an unfortunate impression would be created in the United States if they proceeded to arbitrary measures. I was then given assurance that an order would be issued for release of all political prisoners not actually implicated in disaster in Asia Minor, and that measures would be taken to insure a fair trial for those charged with misconduct.

Caffery
  1. See “American Relief Activities on Behalf of Greeks Evacuated from Turkish Territory,” pp. 414 ff.