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Moscow Court Rejects Appeal of Jews Convicted for Selling Matzoth

A Moscow Appeals Court has rejected an appeal by three Moscow Jews from convictions of selling matzoth, it was reported here today from the Soviet capital.

The three defendants were Golio Bogomoiny, a Jewish ritual butcher, sentenced to one year; Klavdiya Blyakman, 52, six months; and Malka Brio, 59, six months. The Soviet authorities have refused for the past two years to allow state bakeries to bake match for Passover. The prison sentences imposed last July by a People’s Court, are being appealed to the Supreme Court of the Russian Federated Republic.