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4 Dutch Sailors Sentenced for Smuggling Refugees

Four Netherlands sailors from the motor ship Insulinde were condemned here to one and two month prison terms at hard labor on charges of smuggling Austrian and German refugees into British territory.

The Times expressed approval of the British proposal that the member nations of the Intergovernmental Refugee Committee adopt the principle of direct grants-in-aid for refugee resettlement. An editorial voiced the hope that other nations would endorse the plan.

An appeal to members of the legal profession to assist refugee lawyers to find a place of refuge and a new start in life was issued by Lord Chief Justice Lord Hewart, Lord Atkin and Norman Birkett, King’s Counsel.

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