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Two West Germans, one the brother of a suspected East German spy, have been arrested on suspicion of spying for East Berlin, the federal prosecutor's office in Karlsruhe said. A spokesman identified the suspects as Harm Alken, 28, and his woman friend, Michaela Van Houten, 27. He said Alken is the brother of Rudolf Alken, a researcher at Mainz University hospital, who fled to East Germany earlier this month. The couple, according to a news report, had come under suspicion after they had been instructed to deliver papers from Rudolf Alken's house to East Germany following his flight there.

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