07 December 2006

Stella Rimington & Oleg Gordievsky Cross-examination

The cross-examinations of both Rimington and Gordievsky at my trial in 1993 have just been published on the Cryptome website. I found their evidence to have been extremely biased, as they were interpreting the exhibits only in a way that indicated some link to a KGB explanation. It was particularly significant that Stella Rimington was supporting the prosecution case that I had been recruited as a KGB agent by Viktor Oshchenko in the 1970s, that he had taught me spy tradecraft, and sent me on a training mission to Portugal in 1977. Then at the very end of her cross-examination, by Rock Tansey QC, Rimington then admits that MI5 had no evidence I had ever met Oshchenko, which immediately makes her claims appear unsubstantiated.

I appear to have overlooked mentioning that another important document from my trial is also available on the Cryptome website. This is the complete arguments about admissibility of evidence before and during my trial, and it shows how biased the judge was in supporting the prosecution case. It was these rulings by the judge that gave the prosecution the opportunity to bring in a lot of irrelevant evidence and speculation that was designed to portray me in a negative way to the jury, and this made it much easier for the prosecution to obtain my conviction.