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Pogrom Leader Sentenced to Eight Years Hard Labor

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Justice was meted out to one of the fierce pogrom leaders in White Russia by a decision of the District Court of Minsk.

The court imposed a sentence of eight years at hard labor on Popov, one of the closest collaborators of General Balachovitch who was responsible for a series of anti-Jewish pogroms in White Russia in 1920. Popov was the instigator of a series of pogroms in the district of Pskov.