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Test Case Initiated to Determine Legality of Britain’s Detention of Jews on Cyprus

A dispatch from Cyprus reported today that a test case to examine the legality of Britain’s continued detention of more than 11,000 Jews on the island opened in a Famagusta court today.

A writ of habeas corpus was asked in behalf of a 25 year-old Jewish camp inmate, Arieh Zizenski, by one of the island’s best-known attorneys. The detainee has been imprisoned on the island since May of last year following his forced deportation to Cyprus aboard the British vessel, Runnymede Park.