LONDON (Jan. 24)
Lazar Lubarsky, a Jewish engineer from Rostov accused of “revealing State secrets” will go on trial behind closed doors on Jan, 31, Jewish sources in the Soviet. Union reported today. The source as said the trial was to have opened Jan. 26 but was postponed for undisclosed reasons. The charges carry a maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment. Lubarsky was arrested six months ago. He first requested an exit visa to go to Israel about three years ago. He was immediately ousted from the Communist Party and was stripped of his military rank and decorations.