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Kharkov Jew to Go on Trial June 10; Charged with Illegal Economic Activities

Aleksander Gorbach, a 35-year-old Jewish resident of Kharkov, will go on trial around June 10 in Vinnitza, the Ukraine, on charges of illegal economic activities under Article 150 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code, Jewish sources reported here today. The sources said the real reason he was being tried was that he had applied for a visa to migrate to Israel. Gorbach was one of 39 Jews, among them Prof. Mikhall I, Zand, who were arrested in March in a demonstration in the Moscow offices of Prosecutor General Roman A. Rudenko. Like Zand he went on a hunger strike in prison.