• Short Summary

    COLONEL STIG WENNERSTROM, A FORMER SWEDISH AIR ATTACHE IN MOSCOW, WAS CHARGED IN STOCKHOLM YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WITH SPYING FOR RUSSIA.

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    COLONEL STIG WENNERSTROM, A FORMER SWEDISH AIR ATTACHE IN MOSCOW, WAS CHARGED IN STOCKHOLM YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WITH SPYING FOR RUSSIA.TWO SENIOR RUSSIAN DIPLOMATS TO WHOM HE SAID TO HAVE PASSED INFORMATION HAVE BEEN DECLARED UNACCEPTABLE BY THE SWEDISH GOVERNMENT, AND THEY RETURNED TO MOSCOW YESTERDAY.

    IN A DISCLOSURE WHICH HAS SHOCKED THE COUNTRY, THE COLONEL HAS ADMITTED TO PASSING SECRETS TO RUSSIAN OFFICIALS FOR 15 YEARS.THE 57-YEAR-OLD COLONEL WAS ADVISER TO THE SWEDISH FOREIGN MINISTRY ON DISARMAMENT QUESTIONS.

    SECURITY POLICE DISCLOSED THAT COLONEL WENNERSTROM HAD BEEN UNDER OBSERVATION FOR A YEAR UNTIL HE WAS ARRESTED LAST THURSDAY AND ACCUSED OF "GROSS ESPIONAGE AND ILLEGAL INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES." THESE CHARGES ARE THE GRAVEST IN THE SWEDISH PENAL CODE AND CARRY A MAXIMUM PENALTY OF IMPRISONMENT FOR LIFE.

    WENNERSTROM IS KNOWN TO HAVE HAD ACCESS TO ELECTRONIC AND OTHER ADVANCED EQUIPMENT WHICH BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES HAVE SOLD TO SWEDEN FOR HER AIR FORCE AND AIR RAID DEFENCES.HE IS SAID TO HAVE USED MINIATURE CAMERAS TO PHOTOGRAPH SECRET DOCUMENTS AND THEN HANDED THE NEGATIVES TO CONTACT MEN AT RECEPTIONS AT THE SOVIET EMBASSY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE29AWLRN2RM392GWDEYIO3U13
    Media URN:
    VLVAE29AWLRN2RM392GWDEYIO3U13
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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