In Brief: Spymaster free to travel

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Spymaster free to travel

Bonn - A warrant against Markus Wolf, former East German spymaster, has been lifted, meaning he no longer faces prison and can travel outside Germany. The Dusseldorf superior court based its decision on last week's ruling by the German supreme court that most East German spies cannot be prosecuted for treason or espionage. Mr Wolf, 72, has been free on appeal after being sentenced to six years for treason in 1993, but has not been permitted to leave the country.