841E.00/12: Telegram

The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State

4582. For the Under Secretary. I took up with Eden this morning the problem presented in your telegram No. 3874, August 15, 4 p.m. He was not familiar with the matter but promised to look into it immediately.

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He has just told me that an appeal has been filed with the Criminal Court of Appeals for which no date has yet been set and which means that inevitably some weeks will pass before the sentence imposed is carried out. In the interim Eden says he will go into the question fully with the Home Office and the Dominions Office.