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Orzech, Forward Correspondent, Given Day to Leave Lithuania; Soviet Pressure Seen

The Lithuanian authorities today gave Moses Orzech, correspondent of the Jewish Daily Forward, New York Yiddish newspaper, 24 hours to leave the country.

Orzech was arrested last night on charges of having sent “false and tendentious” cables about Lithuania and was to have been immediately deported to Nazi-occupied Poland. Intervention by colleagues and the British and American consulates won him a 24-hour stay. The British Consulate has agreed to permit his entry to England but difficulties in obtaining transit visas are being encountered.

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