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Palatnik Appeal Postponed Again; Kochubiyevsky Subjected to Harassment, Denigration

The High Court of the Soviet Ukrainian Republic in Kiev has postponed indefinitely its hearing on an appeal by Roiza Palatnik, a Jewish librarian from Odessa serving a two-year prison sentence for alleged anti-Soviet activities, it was learned today from Jewish sources in Russia. Miss Palatnik is confined to a labor camp. Her hearing was to have taken place last Thursday following an earlier postponement. There was no indication as to why it was postponed again.

Boris Kochubiyevsky, a Jewish engineer sentenced on June 15, 1969 to three years’ hard labor for allegedly slandering the Soviet Union, has complained of his treatment at the strict labor camp of Zholtiye Vodi, near Dniepropetrovsk, according to Jewish sources in the USSR. His complaint was addressed to the chief Soviet prosecutor, Roman Rudenko. He claimed that he was being subjected to a constant campaign of harassment and denigration and that his complaints to camp authorities have gone unheeded.