NEW YORK (Jul. 16)
A high court in the Soviet Union has upheld the two-year jail sentence of Leningrad refusnik Baris Kalenderov, the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry reported. Kalenderov, a 22-year-old student, has been in prison since last May on charges of draft evasion. He had been faced with the prospect of spending two to three years in the army followed by an additional waiting period of at least five years before obtaining a visa. Kalenderov and his parents first applied to emigrate to Israel in 1973.