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Seven British servicemen on trial in London for espionage were blackmailed into giving top secret military information to a foreign power by threats that their “homosexual orgies” would be exposed, the prosecution said. The five airmen and two soldiers have pleaded innocent to 28 charges of spying from 1982 to 1984 while stationed at a British base in Cyprus. Prosecutor Michael Wright said the recipient of the secrets was not established but was believed to be the Soviet Union.


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