Leviev’s Appeal Dismissed
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Leviev’s Appeal Dismissed

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Jewish sources in the Soviet Union reported today that the Supreme Court of the Belorussian Republic dismissed the appeal of Mikhail Leviev, a Moscow Jew accused of alleged economic crimes, and confirmed the death sentence passed on him by the Moscow City Court. Sophia Leviev, Mikhail’s wife, was reported to be distraught because President Nikolai Podgorny, in response to her appeal for clemency, said the case would be reopened and a new investigation started thereby temporarily staying the death sentence. Podgorny’s letter was received by her several days ago. Leviev’s lawyer Semion Arye, has now appealed to the Supreme Court of the Soviet Union.

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