NEW YORK (Jul. 19)
Four Moscow Jews were arrested last Friday night for holding a private prayer service, the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry reported. Of the approximately one dozen persons present at the service, those arrested were Mikhail Abranov, Igor Briskman, and Mikhail Rudman.
The arresting officer, Capt, Mikhail Stepanov, told them, “until you leave this country, you will live by our rules, ” the SSSJ reported. The apartment’s owner, Mark Feldman, was arrested when he went to the police station to ask about his friends. All were given 15-day sentences. The SSSJ spokesman said that such sentences usually are served in local jail but had no information on the four arrestees.