• Short Summary

    HERR RUDOLF AUGSTEIN, PUBLISHER OF THE MAGAZINE "DER SPIEGEL", HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM INVESTIGATORY ARREST, THE WEST GERMAN FEDERAL HIGH COURT ANNOUNCED ON THURSDAY.

  • Description

    HERR RUDOLF AUGSTEIN, PUBLISHER OF THE MAGAZINE "DER SPIEGEL", HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM INVESTIGATORY ARREST, THE WEST GERMAN FEDERAL HIGH COURT ANNOUNCED ON THURSDAY.

    HERR AUGSTEIN WAS THE LAST PERSON STILL IN CUSTODY OVER THE SPIEGEL DEFENCE SECRETS AFFAIR LAST OCTOBER WHICH RESULTED IN A GOVERNMENT RESHUFFLE IN WHICH HERR FRANZ JOSEF STRAUSS LOST THE POST OF DEFENCE MINISTER.

    THE 39-YEAR-OLD PUBLISHER, WHO FOUNDED THE MAGAZINE IN 1947, WAS RELEASED BECAUSE THERE WAS NO LONGER ANY DANGER THAT HE MIGHT OBSCURE EVIDENCE, THE COURT'S PRESS OFFICE SAID.

    HERR AUGSTEIN WAS ARRESTED ON OCTOBER 27 ON SUSPICION OF TREASON BECAUSE "DER SPIEGEL" ALLEGEDLY PUBLISHED DEFENCE SECRETS IN AN ARTICLE ABOUT A NATO EXERCISE.

    A DOZEN OTHER PEOPLE, INCLUDING MAGAZINE STAFF AND TWO ARMY COLONELS, WERE ALSO ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CASE, AND POLICE RAIDED THE MAGAZINE'S OFFICES.

    ALL THOSE DETAINED HAVE MEANTIME BEEN RELEASED, BUT INVESTIGATORY PROCEEDINGS HAVE BEEN OPENED AGAINST SOME OF THEM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF2OQGYK1OM3XJJY6EF5NBA8ZQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAF2OQGYK1OM3XJJY6EF5NBA8ZQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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