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Two More Jews Arrested in Leningrad; Jewish Youth Beaten, Still in Hospital

Two more Jews were arrested in Leningrad in recent days and are being held without charges, it was reported here by reliable sources today. They were identified as Victor Shpilbans, a 28-year-old physician and Michael Kornblit. 33, a dentist. Their arrests brought to 12 the number of Jews arrested in Leningrad since last June. According to a report from another reliable source, a 16-year-old Jewish boy, Monus Mafpzer, was recently attacked and severely beaten by unknown persons in a street in Riga, Latvia and is still in a hospital there. The youngster was identified as the brother of Boris Mafpzer, a Riga Jew arrested recently as a dissenter. According to the source, local police have not found the assailants and are not making a serious effort to find them.