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Rumania Releases Rabbis Under Amnesty; Were Imprisoned for Years

Several rabbis who have been in Rumanian prisons for a number of years for alleged offenses against the state have been released on Presidential amnesties, the Agudah World Executive reported here today on the basis of information from Bucharest. The executive listed Rabbi Arie Leib Halpert as one of those released.

The Orthodox organization had submitted a list of imprisoned rabbis to the Rumanian Minister in London and with the list a request that the Rumanian President exercise clemency and release the religious leaders on humanitarian grounds.