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Case Against National Jewish Council Members in Lithuania Dismissed

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

An eleventh hour move in the Lithuanian government prevented the trial of the members of the former Jewish national council of Lithuania.

When the national council was dissolved by the previous government, the members issued a declaration of protest. Court proceedings were started against them. Last week, in spite of the fact that the present liberal government has taken a friendly attitude toward the Jewish question, the members of the former council were summoned to court on the old charge. Prior to the hearing, the court dismissed the case, on the basis of a government amnesty.

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