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Sentence of Defendants in Palestine Arms Trials Upheld by British Commander

The conviction of Leib Sirkin. Abraham Rachlin and Eliahu Sacharov for alleged complicity in a gun running conspiracy in Palestine has been confirmed by the General Officer Commanding British troops in the Middle East, it was announced here today. The GOC also denied the appeals of Christopher Harris and Charles Stoner, the two British soldiers, who are alleged to have sold arms to Rachlin and Sirkin. The attorneys for the Jewish defendants had appealed for reversal of the sentences of ten years imprisonment imposed on Sirkin and seven years on Rachlin and Sacharov.