• Short Summary

    SWEDISH AIR FORCE COLONEL STIG WENNERSTROEM APPEARED IN A STOCKHOLM COURT YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) ON CHARGES OF SPYING FOR THE SOVIET UNION.

  • Description

    SWEDISH AIR FORCE COLONEL STIG WENNERSTROEM APPEARED IN A STOCKHOLM COURT YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) ON CHARGES OF SPYING FOR THE SOVIET UNION. THE HEARING WAS COLONEL WENNERSTROEM'S FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE SINCE HE WAS ARRESTED BY SECURITY POLICE LAST WEEK.

    HE PLEADED GUILTY TO CHARGES OF "SERIOUS ESPIONAGE" AND ILLEGAL INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITY FOR A FOREIGN COUNTRY OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS. HE WAS REMANDED IN CUSTODY PENDING PREPARATIONS OF THE INDICTMENT. HOURS BEFORE THE HEARING WAS DUE TO START A LONG QUEUE OF PEOPLE HAD GATHERED OUTSIDE THE COURT ROOM.

    (MEANWHILE, POLITICAL REPERCUSSIONS OF THE AFFAIR ARE SPREADING WITH THE GOVERNMENT COMING UNDER SHARP CRITICISM. THE SWEDISH CABINET MET YESTERDAY TO NAME A SPECIAL JUDICIAL COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE THE CASE. IN PARTICULAR, THE COMMISSION WILL TRY TO ESTABLISH WHY THE ALLEGED SPYING WAS ABLE TO CONTINUE OVER SUCH A LONG PERIOD.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVACNC2ZXZDNZENDVZR3DYUHS00K
    Media URN:
    VLVACNC2ZXZDNZENDVZR3DYUHS00K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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