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5,000 Czech Jews Abroad Illegally Are Now Subject to Prosecution

Some 5,000 Jews are among an estimated 28,000 Czechs now subject to prosecution for having left their country without exit visas or who stayed abroad after the Warsaw Pact armies invaded their country on Aug. 21, 1968, official sources in Prague report. The Government has ordered relatives and friends of persons abroad illegally who are using their otherwise vacant apartment to surrender them. The Czech nationals who remain abroad could lose their jobs and right to social security benefits.