Arne Treholt, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Arne Treholt

Norwegian politician and spy

Date of Birth: 13-Dec-1942

Place of Birth: Oslo, Eastern Norway, Norway

Profession: politician, diplomat, journalist, spy

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Arne Treholt

  • Arne Treholt (born 13 December 1942) is a former Norwegian Labour Party politician and diplomat convicted of high treason and espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union and Iraq during the Cold War.
  • Treholt's espionage is generally seen as the most serious spy case in the modern history of Norway.
  • Arrested in 1984 and sentenced to 20 years in prison the following year, he was pardoned by the Norwegian government in 1992 after he had served over 8 years in a maximum security prison.
  • After his release from prison, he settled in Russia and later in Cyprus, where he works as a businessman and consultant.
  • Following his arrest Treholt was described as "the greatest traitor to Norway since Quisling."

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