CABLE RE ILLEGAL RADIO BROADCAST FROM CSSR.

Created: 8/24/1968

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7. TH" ILLEGAL RADIO BROADCASTS STILL COMING OUT OF THE CSSR ARE BEING SENT ON THE HIDDEN TRANSMITTERS OF AN EMERGENCY NETWORK ESTABLISHED THROUGHOUT TVFSZSSR SOME TIME AGO TO BE USED IN THE EVENT OF AN ATOMIC WAR.

S. MINISTER PAVEL NOVOTNY OF THE CZECHOSLOVAK LEGATION IN VIENNA HAS REFUSED TO EXTEND THE EXIT VISAS OF SEVERAL CZECHOSLOVAK FOREIGN MINISTRY OFFICERS CAUGHT IN VIENNA BY THE SOVIET WHO WISH TO REMAIN UNTIL THE SITUATION CLARIFIES. DURING HIS BRIEF STAY AT THE LEGATIONUGUST, FOREIGN MINISTER HAJEK LEFT THE QUESTION OF THE EXTENSION OF EXIT VISAS TOISCRETION. MINISTER NOVOTNY AND COUNSELLOR HOLAN APPEAR TO BE WAITING TO SEE WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA BEFORE COMMITTING THEMSLEVES PUBLICLY ON EVENjIS THERE.

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9. ONUGUST NORMAL WORK AND WORKING HOURS IN THE CZECH LEGATION IN VIENNA CONTINUED TO BE COMPLETELY DISRUPTED, WITH MOST OFFICIALS LISTENING TO RADIOS OR DISCUSSING THE NEWS. TENSION WAS HIGH NOT ONLY BECAUSE OF THE REACTION TO DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CSSR BUT ALSO BECAUSE OF UNCERTAINTY OVER THE LOYALTIES OF COLLEAGUES AND FEAR OF TAKING THE WRONG STAND.

EXPRESS, VIENNA MORNING NEWSPAPER,U3UST

ASKED RAJLROAD WORKERS TO HINDER THE ADVANCE OF OCCUPATION TROOPS, OF WHOM THERE WERE SAID TOJCSSH- FREE RADIO BRATISLAVA ASKED CITIZENS TOIHE "OVEMENT OF OCCUPATION TROOPS AND REFUSE TO SELL THEM FOOD, THE NEWSPAPER RUDE PRAVO WAS SECRETLY PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED GRATIS IN PRAGUE ON'JGUST,

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OCCUPATION TROOPS IN THE CSSR VERE TRYING DESPERATELY TO LOCATE CLANDESTINE RADIO STATIONS. ON 23 RAIN WITH SPECIAL EQUIPMENT FOR LOCATING RADIO STATIONS WAS DISPATCHED TO CZECH RAILROAD WORKERS SUCCEEDED IN HOLDING IT UP TEMPORARILY IN CESKA TREBOVA NORTH OF BRNO. KURIER, VIENNA MORNING NEWSPAPER, 21 AUGUST

CONTIUING ARRESTS IN PRAGUE REPORTEDLY INCLUDED INTERIOR MINISTER JOSEF PAVEL.

VOLKSSTIMME, ORGAN OF THE AUSTRIAN COMMUNIST PARTY,UGUST

THE CZECH COMMUNIST PARTY HAS RESPONDED TO POPULARELCARE THEEUTRAL STATEECLARATION THAT THE PARTY WISHES TO RESTORE NORMAL RELATIONS WITH THE COMMUNIST PARTIES OF THE USSR AND OTHER WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES AS SOON AS THE OCCUPATION TROOPS ARE VITHDRAVN. THE EXTRAORDINARY CONGRESS OF THE CZECH CP WILL CONTINUE INDEFINITELY IN SESSION.

THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE CSSRESSAGE TO THS NEWLY ELECTED CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE CZECH CP AFFIRMING THAT IT WHOLLY SUPPORTS THE DECLARATIONS OF THE CP EXTRAORDINARY CONGRESS AND OFFERING ALL POSSIBLE ASSISTANCE TO THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE.

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THE AUSTRIAN TRADE UNION FEDERATION HAS BROKEN RELATIONS

WITH THE TRADE UNION FEDERATIONS OF THE USSR, HUNGARY, BULGARIA AND POLAND AND WITHDRAWN ALL OUTSTANDING INVITATIONS REPRESENTATIVES.

AUSTRIAN TRAVELERS RETURNINGUGUST FROM HUNGARY REPORTEDERMAN AND CZECH NATIONALS WERE DETAINED THERE AND THAT

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[7- 3UGUST THE CROSSING POINT DRASENHOfiN NORTH OF VIENNA REPORTED THAT SINCE0 HOURSARS HAD LEGALLY CROSSED THE BORDER. AMONG THE PASSENGERS WEREZECH CITIZENS SOME WITH VALID AUSTRIAN VISAS. APPROXIMATELYUSTRIAN VISAS WERE ISSUED TO THE OTHERS AT THE BORDER.

IB. DURING THE EVENING OFUGUST THREE CZECH

APPEARED AT THE BORDER CROSSING WULLOWITZ IN UPPER AUSTRIA TO SYrS GIVE AUSTRIAN BORDERROCLAMATION SIGNED BY INHABITANTS BI OF THREE SMALL CZECH VILLAGES SUPPORTING DUBCEK ANO SVOBODA.

CZECH BORDER GUARDS REMOVING

SOVIEi irvaiu.MAf. BUrfUtR GATES DURING THE EARLY HOURS OFUGUST AT THE CROSSING POINT OPPOSITE GMUND IN LOWER AUSTRIA.

AT VIENNA AIRPORT ONLY SOVIET PERSONNEL HAVE BEEN PERMITTED TO SERVICE SOVIET AIRCRAFT SINCE THE MILITARY OCCUPATION OF THE CSSR.

CZECH PARTICIPANTS AT THE NINTH WORLD PARACHUTEAT GRAZ DISTRIBUTED TO ALL OTHERESOLUTION OPPOSING SOVIET OCCUPATION OF THEIR COUNTRY AND PROTESTING AGAINST THIS VIOLATION OF THE UN CHARTER. THE DELEGATION EXPRESSED SUPPORT FOR THE LEGAL CZECH GOVERNMENT AND SAID THEY WOULD RETURN TO THE CSSR.

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