Hugh Hambleton

Hambleton "spent 30 years spying for the KGB"

The Guardian, November 30 1982

A British professor who worked for NATO was accused yesterday of spying for the Russians for 30 years, and of passing thousands of pages of top secret material in a career which once saw him smuggled into Moscow to meet Yuri Andropov, then head of the KGB and now the Soviet leader.

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NATO spy filmed 'thousands' of documents for Russians

The Guardian, December 1 1982

The Old Bailey trial of Hugh Hambleton, who is accused of spying for the Russians for 30 years, went into secret session yesterday while NATO officials gave details of the top secret documents which he is alleged to have passed to the KGB.
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Hambleton claims he was double agent spying on Russians

The Guardian, December 2 1982

Professor Hugh Hambleton, who is accused of spying for the Russians for 30 years, was a double agent working for French and Canadian intelligence, it was claimed at the Old Bailey yesterday.

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Hambleton tells of secret meeting with Soviet leader

The Guardian, December 4 1982

Professor Hugh Hambleton yesterday described dealings he claims he had with Yuri Andropov, the Soviet leader; with the presidents of Peru and Haiti; with his Canadian spy handler known as Mr C; and with the Yugoslavian secret police.
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Hambleton admits passing damaging documents to Russians

The Guardian, December 7 1982

Professor Hugh Hambleton confessed yesterday that he had given the KGB thousands of genuine NATO documents, all of which were potentially damaging. He admitted that he had lied in the witness box last week.
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Hambleton admits spying, gets ten-year sentence

The Guardian, December 8 1982

Professor Hugh Hambleton was sentenced to 10 years yesterday for spying for the Soviet Union after changing his plea to guilty in the face of a prosecution onslaught on his claim to be a Western double agent.

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Hugh Hambleton: a real spy surrounded by fantasy

The Guardian, December 8 1982

On June 23 this year, Professor Hugh Hambleton made a serious error of judgment: he boarded a plane at Montreal airport and flew to London, straight into the arms of the British Special Branch. That error, which has now cost him 10 years of liberty, is a clue to his whole way of life. Hambleton, in the words of one of his oldest friends, Dr Lloyd De Lamater, " ives in a world of myths and...

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