Ieva Lesinska: ‘I discovered my father was a spy’

As a young woman, Ieva Lesinska was faced with an agonising choice – betray her father, or leave her mother, friends and homeland of Latvia behind forever.A film has now been made about her experience, it’s called: ‘My Father, the Spy.’Ieva tells her story as part of the Secrets and Lies series on Outlook, BBC World Service here.Do you have a fantastic story involving a secret or a lie? We’d love to hear about it. Record a short voice memo or write an e-mail and send it to us at If your story is about someone you know, just make sure they’re ok with you telling us about it.

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