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    HEINZ SUETTERLIN, 45-YEAR-OLD BONN PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER, TODAY PROTESTED HIS INNOCENCE WHEN HE WENT ON TRIAL IN COLOGNE, WEST GERMANY, CHARGED WITH TREASON.

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    HEINZ SUETTERLIN, 45-YEAR-OLD BONN PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER, TODAY PROTESTED HIS INNOCENCE WHEN HE WENT ON TRIAL IN COLOGNE, WEST GERMANY, CHARGED WITH TREASON.

    SUETTERLIN, ALLEGED TO HAVE FORMED A MAN AND WIFE SPY TEAM AFTER MARRYING A FOREIGN MINISTRY SECRETARY, IS ACCUSED OF SUPPLYING PHOTOGRAPHS OF SECRET DOCUMENTS TO EAST GERMAN AND SOVIET INTELLIGENCE.

    HIS WIFE, LEONORE, WHO HANGED HERSELF SHORTLY AFTER THEIR ARREST IN OCTOBER 1967, IS ALLEGED TO HAVE SMUGGLED THE DOCUMENTS OUT OF THE FOREIGN MINISTRY TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED BY HER HUSBAND.

    SUETTERLIN TOLD THE COURT TODAY HE HAD CALLED ON HIS FUTURE WIFE AT HER HOME IN BONN AFTER BEING GIVEN HER ADDRESS BY CONTACTS IN EAST BERLIN. DESCRIBING A MEETING IN 1968, SUETTERLIN SAID: "I BROUGHT OF FLOWERS AND KNOCKED AT HER DOOR."
    A YEAR LATER THEY MARRIED.

    BEFORE THE TRIAL STARTED SUETTERLIN READ A PREPARED STATEMENT TO REPORTERS APPEALING TO THEM TO AVOID GIVING "AMMUNITION TO COLD WAR WARRIORS" IN THEIR COVERAGE.

    "IT WILL PERHAPS EMERGE TO WHAT EXTENT THE CONNECTIONS WHICH HAVE BROUGHT ME HERE TODAY ALSO HELPED IN PREPARING THE PATH TO THOSE WORLD EFFORTS FOR PEACE WHICH ARE INCREASINGLY BEING DISCUSSED THESE DAYS", HE SAID.

    SUETTERLIN DENIES HAVING COMMITTED TREASON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA20QS8F5V9O7IMD6NVG6R4JZTX
    Media URN:
    VLVA20QS8F5V9O7IMD6NVG6R4JZTX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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