Late News Bulletin

Soviet authorities are taking elaborate precautions to keep Jews, newsmen and spectators away from the secret trial or four Jews scheduled to open tomorrow in Riga, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned today from reliable sources. The sources said the site of the trial has been moved from the Supreme Court in Riga to a special building at Vetsmel Gravis, a peninsula on the Baltic Sea outside of Riga. According to the sources, only one bridge gives access to the peninsula and this apparently will be heavily guarded. The same sources told the JTA that 12 Riga Jews who had planned to demonstrate against the trial tomorrow were given exit visas last Friday on condition that they cancel the demonstration and leave the country within five days. The sources said that one member of the group, Misha Neuberger, whom the authorities regard as an extreme militant, was arrested and sentenced to 15 days in jail for “hooliganism.”

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