Roitburd Appeal Rejected; Liubarsky Amnesty Appeal Also Rejected

The Odessa regional court today rejected the appeal of Lev Roitburd and affirmed his two-year jail sentence for resisting arrest, it was reported today by the National Conference on Soviet Jewry. The NCSJ also reported that Galina Pevzner, the wife of Lazar Liubarsky, was informed that her husband would not be released under an amnesty act. The act was declared this year to mark the 30th anniversary of the end of World War II. Liubarsky, of Rostov, was sentenced in January, 1973, to four years in prison for “anti-Soviet slander.” Pevzner, who appealed for his release last July, was told this week by Soviet authorities that the amnesty did not apply to her husband.

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