Birgitta Almgren has written about Stasi and Sweden
cold war spying

Who Worked With Stasi?

The Swedish security police Säpo confirms that after the fall of the Berlin wall it was given information about some 50 Swedes who are supposed to have worked for the East German security police Stasi.

Säpo plays down the importance of this information. In most cases, says Säpo, the accusations were groundless. But a few  - less than ten - were actually guilty of spying, but the crimes are not severe and the period for prosecution has expired.

But Säpo still does not want to reveal the information, since it claims it could harm the national security and Säpo's own work.

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