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Raoul Wallenberg Seen Alive in October, Says Law Professor

Raoul Wallenberg, whom the Soviet authorities claim died 40 years ago, is alive and still in prison, according to Irwin Cotler, a McGill University law professor who left for Moscow Friday, with the intention of raising the issue of Wallenberg’s fate with Kremlin leaders.

Cotler said at a news conference before his departure that he has confidential information from a “highly placed Swedish diplomat” that as recently as October 1987, Wallenberg was “alive and incarcerated in a prison not far from Moscow.” If alive, he would be 76.

The Soviets insist he died of a heart attack in 1947.

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