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Sutch's 'spy' trial

Sutch's 'spy' trial

Bill Sutch (left), his wife, Shirley Smith, and his lawyer, Mike Bungay, arrive at a Wellington court to defend Sutch against a charge of obtaining information that would be helpful to an enemy – in this instance the Soviet Union. After a sensational trial Sutch was acquitted of the charge in February 1975. He died a few months later, in September.

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Reference: EP-1974-6745a-8a-f

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Gerald Hensley, 'Cold War - The Cold War at home', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Gerald Hensley, published 20 Jun 2012