THE World Council of
Churches has decided to send its general secretary. Dr. Eugene Carson Blake, to Greece for discussions on the situation there with Government and Church authorities.
The council's executive committee, meeting in Geneva, also decided to send a second protest to Athens against the alleged torture of political prisoners. The first protest was sent in November to the Greek Prime Minister. Mr. Kollias. The latest protest will he based on published reports by Amnesty International of specific cases of torture.
The council also announced that it is seeking an expert on international law to appraise the proposed Greek C'onstitution, and is asking council commissioners in six European countries to investigate allegations that threats have been made against Greek migrant workers critical of the new regime.
In the House of Commons on Monday Mr. Rodgers, Under Secretary, Foreign
Office, was asked what action the Government was taking in the Council of Europe to ensure the return of political and other human rights in Greece.
"Our attitude will, of course, reflect our policy of using all our influence towards an early return to democracy and human rights," he replied.
Mr. Winnick (Labs Croydon. S.), referred to "horrifying reports of torture of political prisoners."
Mr. Rodgers: "We were all shocked to hear of the Amnesty report on the maltreatment of political prisoners by the military regime. The suggestion of raising the matter with the International Committee of the Red Cross is in our minds.