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Nine Convicted Kishinev Jews ‘cruelly Treated’ by Other Prisoners; One Beaten

Jewish sources here reported today that the nine Jewish defendants in the Kishinev trial were “cruelly treated” by other prisoners after they were placed in cells with convicted criminals. The sources added that one of the Jews. Anatoly Moiseyevich Goldfeld, was severely beaten in the Kishinev jail. They also reported that the three Leningrad residents among the nine Jews–David Iserovich Chernoglaz, Goldfeld and Hillel Zalmanovich Shur–have been transferred from Kishinev to cells in Leningrad. The nine were sentenced six weeks ago for “anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda” and a “bandit attack” on a Soviet airliner in an alleged skyjacking plot. Their sentences ranged from five years to one, with Chernoglaz getting five, Goldfeld four and Shur two. Jewish sources had no report today on the fate of Valeriy Kukui’s appeal of his three-year sentence for “anti-Soviet slander.” which was supposed to be heard in Moscow today. There has also been no word on the appeal of Odessa librarian Raiza Palatnik, which is supposed to be heard Oct. 5.