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October 5, 1977
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Approved For Release 2007/08/20: CIA-RDP99-00498R000100120099-3 THE DENVER POST 5 October 1977 CU PROF MISSING SINCE 190`9. . By FRED DILLIES Denver Post Staff Writer Ad.n: Stansfield Turner, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, : has agreed to review CIA files on the disappeareance of Prof. Thomas Riha..? Turner's review 19 In response to a recommeridation `made Aug, 1. by U.S. Dist:. Judge Richard P. Matscii of Denver._ Matsch'. had asked Justice Department attorneys to request the Turner review to help ' resolve a long- standing battle for - Infofination. on. the missing University of Colorado professor. Riha, an. associate- professor of Russian history at CU; vanished -Without a trace on March 15, 1969. SI CE EARLY 1976,. Martin D. Buckley of Denver, attorney for Riha's estate, has waged a battle for access to CIA records on Rhia. In July 1976, Buckley filed a lawsuit against the CIA to compel full disclosure of its data on Riha. That action was taken on behalf of Zdenek Cerveny of Boulder, Riha's nephew and conservator of Riha's estate Documents furnished by the CIA to the Riha estate before and after filing of the lawsuit have been questioned sharply by Buckley. . . - ,; The CIA, Buckley said at the August hearing in Denver, has deleted much in- formation from the Riha documents and has withheld other documents entirely. And Buckley challenged the CIA's claim that disclosure of the withheld infer;. R tion would jeopardize national sccur;.:.. national defense. TILE ESTATE, BUCKLES said at I'' time,.has no way of knowing V:h_ethl- has received all CIA records and on ltiha. Those records were requr by Buckley under the Freedom of I r - - mation Act. Buckley also said the estate rlke5ut know whether the supplied document= credible, particularly a documc'it c ?.'- cerning a reported sighting of IRhl! 1 -Czechoslovakia in late 1973. Under a recent court order issur,' blatsch, Turner has until Oct. 10 to complete. his review of the CIA's flit o.. file. Buckley said Tuesday he was p'ez- that Turner is wil'.ing to review the Ritc file. "Based on what I've read Turner, he will be conscientious is F review," Buckley said. STAT Approved For Release 2007/08/20: CIA-RDP99-00498R000100120099-3