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Gorbach Arrested at Home; No Word on Trial

Aleksander Gorbach, a 35-year-old Jewish engineer charged with anti-Soviet activities, was arrested at his home in the Ukrainian town of Vinnitsa today, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned from informed Jewish sources. Gorbach’s trial was supposed to start today in Vinnitsa but the sources could not say whether it actually had begun. The defendant, who has been ill, was allowed to remain in his home as a special dispensation from Soviet authorities. Other Jews arrested on political charges in the Soviet Union have been kept in jail, incommunicado, for as long as a year before trial.