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    TWO ALLEGED RUSSIAN SPIES -- HUSBAND AND WIFE -- HAVE WON A DELAY IN THEIR ASSIGNMENT ON ESPIONAGE CHARGES AFTER HEARING IN THE UNITED STATES FEDERAL COURT IN NEW YORK CITY.

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    TWO ALLEGED RUSSIAN SPIES -- HUSBAND AND WIFE -- HAVE WON A DELAY IN THEIR ASSIGNMENT ON ESPIONAGE CHARGES AFTER HEARING IN THE UNITED STATES FEDERAL COURT IN NEW YORK CITY.

    THE TWO, IVAN DMITRIEVICH EGOROV, AGED 41, AND HIS WIFE, ELKSANDRA, 39, WERE EMPLOYEES OF THE UNITED NATIONS WHEN THEY WERE ARRESTED ON 2 JULY IN NEW YORK CITY.

    YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), THEIR LAWYER WON A DELAY IN A COURT ACTION BECAUSE HE IS TRYING TO ESTABLISH DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY FOR THE EGOROVS.IF A U.S.COURT DOES GRANT THEM DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY, THE EGOROVS COULD ESCAPE TRIAL AND POSSIBLE PUNISHMENT.THEY WOULD SIMPLY BE EXPELLED.

    THE EGOROVS WERE ARRESTED AT THE SAME TIME THAT ANOTHER RUSSIAN COUPLE WERE DETAINED IN WASHINGTON ON THE SAME CHARGES.THE OTHER COUPLE TOOK THE NAMES OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY.THE NAMES THEY ARE USING ARE ROBERT K AND JOY ANN BALTCH.THEIR REAL NAMES HAVE NOT BEEN DISCLOSED.

    A FEDERAL GRAND JURY WHICH INDICTED THEM SAID THAT THE TWO COUPLES HAD CONSPIRED TO TRANSMIT INFORMATION TO RUSSIAN ABOUT U.S.ATOMIC WEAPONS SHIPMENTS, ROCKET LAUNCHING SITES, AS WELL AS OTHER MATTERS.

    THE EGOROVS' LAWYER SAID HE WOULD OBJECT TO ANY AND EVERY PROCEEDING IN THE CASE BECAUSE, HE CLAIMS, THEY HAVE DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY.THE U.S.GOVERNMENT DENIED THEY DO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7NTDGSIEG1GIJEDC71MH5C4P0
    Media URN:
    VLVA7NTDGSIEG1GIJEDC71MH5C4P0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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