Katia Zatuliveter
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Alleged 'Russia spy' wins her appeal not to be deported

An alleged Russian spy who had an affair with Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock while working for him has won her appeal against deportation.

The Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac) has ruled Katia Zatuliveter, 26, should not be sent back to Russia.

Miss Zatuliveter worked as a parliamentary researcher for the 65-year-old Portsmouth South MP.

The Home Office said it was disappointed by the ruling.

Gordon Corera reports.

  • 29 Nov 2011
  • From the section UK
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