Riga (Aug. 30)
The persecution of Zionists in Russia and the Ukraine has been renewed with increased vigor, according to information from a reliable source. A number of Socialist Zionists (Poale Zion) arrested some time ago are being held in prison in Kief, pending instructions from Charkov, the Ukraine capital.
Because in accordance with the law, the period of investigations of charges against prisoners must not exceed two months, the Zionists are regularly re-arrested every two months, thus prolonging the investigation indefinitely.
The following Zionists are now under arrest: Chaim Feldberg, Mordecai Belozezkowsky, Avram Grimberg, Benzion Soslawski, Jacob Vigderson, Amram Vul, Peisach Gepstein, Israel Idelson, Hillel Billinki, Mordecai Bodankin, Samuel Vinizki, Josef Liber, Rachel Vladimirski, Israel Sak, Zivi Landsman and Jochanan Aptekman.
Josef Liber’s life is said to be in danger because it was at his house that a plant for the printing of Zionist literature was discovered. Besides, he is said to have surrepticiously returned to Kief after having been deported. The first six named have been ordered deported. Of the others, some have been released and some are still in prison.