Swedish priest regrets past as Stasi spy
A pastor in northern Sweden who has previously denied he served as a Stasi agent now admits to it and says he regrets his past, according to the newspaper Dagens Nyheter.
Aleksander Radler, who formerly worked as a vicar in Burträsk, also served an elite spy for the East German intelligence arm for 25 years, according to a new expert report by international Stasi-expert Helmut Müller Enbergs, cited by Dagens Nyheter.
When the newspaper confronted him with the information, he responded in a mail, "I deeply regret the whole course of events."
The DDR sent "IM Thomas" to "the capitalist world" in 1968, according to Dagens Nyheter. In 1994, a German investigation revealed Radler was "IM Thomas", but as late as April of this year, Radler maintained his innocence in an interview with the tabloid Expressen.