• Short Summary

    A WEST GERMAN COUPLE WHO WERE CONDEMNED AS SPIES LAST NOVEMBER IN A TRIAL AT KIEVE, U.

  • Description

    A WEST GERMAN COUPLE WHO WERE CONDEMNED AS SPIES LAST NOVEMBER IN A TRIAL AT KIEVE, U.S.S.R., ARRIVED AT COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, AIRPORT MAY 29 ABOARD A 'CARAVELLE' AIRCRAFT OF S.A.S., ON THEIR WAY BACK TO GERMANY AFTER THEIR RELEASE FROM SOVIET PRISON THAT SAME MORNING.

    THE COUPLE, ADOLF AND HERMINA WERNER, WERE SENTENCED AFTER A SHORT TRIAL TO 15 YEARS AND 7 YEARS RESPECTIVELY FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OF SOVIET MILITARY VEHICLES WHILE ON A CAR-TOURING HOLIDAY IN THE UKRAINE. FRAU WERNER IS A GRANDMOTHER, AND HER HUSBAND WORKS AS A SALESMAN.

    "FOR HUMANITARIAN REASON" WAS GIVEN AS THE OFFICIAL RUSSIAN REASON FOR THEIR SUDDEN RELEASE, BUT IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE SOVIETS ARE TRYING TO ORGANISE AN EXCHANGE FOR MR. V.A. PRIPOLZEV, A FORMER TRADE OFFICIAL IN BONN, WHO WAS SENTENCED TO FOUR YEARS IMPRISONMENT ON ESPIONAGE CHARGES BY A WEST GERMAN COURT LAST FEBRUARY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8FBZYGO7LJSHRJOMH1FAOO1I2
    Media URN:
    VLVA8FBZYGO7LJSHRJOMH1FAOO1I2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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