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Leader of German Rightist Party Arrested; Charged with Spying

West German officials announced today the arrest in Berlin of Rolf Voigt, 30, vice-chairman for Berlin of the National Democratic Party (NDP), on charges of acting as an agent of the Communist State Security Service.

The officials said that he had forged doctorate diplomas and that since 1961, when he “fled” to the West from East Germany, he had maintained contacts with the East Berlin Security Service. On coming to West Berlin, he quickly made a career in the NDP.