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    • 19 June


      During an incident at the junction of Friedrichstrasse and Unter den Linden in East Berlin, a member of the Soviet armed forces who obviously wishes to desert exchanges fire with the People’s Police.

      Several passers-by, including a staff member of the Permanent Mission of West Germany in East Berlin, are injured. The Soviet soldier is killed.
    • 30 June


      The regime critic and SED economics official Rudolf Bahro is sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment for "betrayal of secrets" and "intelligence activities".
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