Brazilian Jewish Confederation Wires U Thant Urging Leningrad Verdict Be Annulled
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Brazilian Jewish Confederation Wires U Thant Urging Leningrad Verdict Be Annulled

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The Brazilian Jewish Confederation, representing all Brazilian Jewish communities, cabled UN Secretary General U Thant today, asking him to make the Soviet government aware that “the recent trial in Leningrad represents a flagrant violation of the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Man,” and insisted that the verdict be annulled “in obedience to the fundamental principles of rights and justice.” The cable was signed by Moyses Kauffman, Confederation president.

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