361.1121 Hrinkevich, Frank/9: Telegram

The Chargé in the Soviet Union (Henderson) to the Secretary of State

312. Department’s 184, November 26, 2 p.m. A note has been addressed to the Foreign Office requesting that the Embassy be informed of the specific charges under which Hrinkevich was arrested and is confined. No request is being made at this time however for information regarding present status of his case since the Embassy feels that the Soviet Government desires to continue its “investigation” of his case until such time as he may be deported and then close the matter by effecting such deportation. The Embassy fears that the lodging of inquiry regarding status of the case may result in the Soviet Government changing its plans and bringing him immediately to trial.