TITLE

Australian Lord Haw-Haw

AUTHOR(S)
Warner, Denis
PUB. DATE
April 1975
SOURCE
National Review;4/11/1975, Vol. 27 Issue 13, p395
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a decision of journalist Wilfred Burchett to go to Sydney, New South Wales in the 1970s to sue former Australian Senator Jack Kane for libel. It is reported that the libel case arose from evidence given in 1969 and 1970 before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary by Yurii Krotkov, a former Komitet Gosudarstvennoj Bezopasnosti (KGB) agent who defected to the British in 1962 and is now living in the U.S. under the name of George Karlin. Krotkov said he had recruited Burchett to work for the KGB in Moscow, Soviet Union after the Korean War. Burchett and his lawyers assumed that the brief synopsis of the Krotkov evidence in the paper of the Australian Democratic Labor Party the "Focus" was not fair in that it mentioned blackmail, a word not mentioned in either the Australian or the U.S. Senates.
ACCESSION #
6063446

 

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