Menu JTA Search

Charge Stavsky Tried Bribe in Murder Case

Abranham Stavasky, one of three Revisionists accused of the murder of Dr. Chaim Arlosoroff, tried to bribe nun, a fellow convict who shared the same cell with Abdul, charged today in court.

He testified that Stavsky spoke to abdul Mefid nine times through the window of the cell. Zvi Rosenblatt, another of the defendants, accompanied Stavsky once or twice, but never spoke to Abdul alone, he said.

Subliia 2ablawi, alleged go-between, also a .convict, admitted that he had testified falsely is January, when he declared that Abdul”Jfejid murdered the Zionist labor leader, knowing all the time that’Abdul was innocent. He declared that Joseph Urphali, a Jew .who is serving a Jail sentence as a result of the 1929 riots, influenced him- to confess by promising him money. Defense counsel Horace Samuel is to crcss-cxamine the witnesses later.

On August 25. 3929. during the Arab riots against the Jews, Urphali was alleged to have fired on a group of Arab rioters, killing two. After r lengthy trial he was sentenced to death, The sentence after long appeals’ and a retrial was commuted to a prison term.

NEXT STORY