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Communist Officials Punished for Riot

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Two Communist officials were punished for their passive attitude in the recent anti-Jewish riots of a group of Red Army recruits and railway officials at Mohilev.

The Control Commission voted to dismiss Mazurmovitch, secretary of the Velikoluki Communist Youth Organization and in charge of the railway workers’ collective. The editor of the Communist paper “Nash Put,” who suppressed the news of the riot, was severely reprimanded. The petition filed in the higher court to hold a trial of those who perpetrated the riot in Velikoluki instead of Mohilev has so far brought no result.