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Record #163693:

Incident at Boris Gleb. The tragedy of Newcomb Mott / DeWitt S. Copp.

Title: Incident at Boris Gleb. The tragedy of Newcomb Mott / DeWitt S. Copp.
Author(s): Copp, DeWitt S.
Date: 1968.
Publisher: New York, USA: Doubleday
Abstract: Describes how rather foolhardy young tourist clambered through reindeer fence forming Norwegian-Soviet frontier in Kirkenes region in 1965, and was made victim of Soviet paranoia and rigidity, eventually receiving labour camp sentence following rigged trial. He was found dead with 65 razor cuts and several days' bruising to brain, either in camp or on train. Postmortem was hampered by time and removal of various body parts by Russians. Verdict "suicide". Political considerations on both sides at time of Cold War hindered both possible bail, repatriation or exchange. Some political improvements followed bad publicity of case.
Keywords: 92 -- Biographies: Mott, Newcomb.
93"196" -- 1960-1969.
V -- History.
(*3) -- Arctic regions.
(*50) -- Soviet Union.
(*582) -- Finnmark.
Location(s): SCO: SPRI-SHF: (*50) : 93[1968]
SPRI record no.: 163693

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