Boris Maftsier, a 24-year-old Jewish activist from Riga who completed a one-year jail sentence for alleged anti-Soviet activities last Aug, arrived here today with his wife, Genia. The couple were part of a large group of Soviet Jewish emigres who landed at Lydda Airport today. Maftsier was arrested on Aug. 4, 1970 and was sentenced May 24, 1971. The time he spent in custody before trial was deducted from his sentence. After his release, Maftsier filed three applications for an exit visa, the first two of which were rejected.
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