Former Soviet Jewish Prisoner of Conscience Grigory Goldshtein, a physicist from Tbilisi, may face a new three to five year prison term, according to information obtained by the National Conference on Soviet; Jewry (NCSJ). Accused of taking advantage of his position at the Central Bureau of Statistics, he was informed that his file was transferred to a local prosecutor. The NCSJ reported today that Goldshtein protested the move with a detailed letter to the First Secretary of the Georgia Republic’s Communist Party.
In another development, the NCSJ reported that losif Begun, the Hebrew teacher and Jewish activist who was sentenced last October to seven years imprisonment to be followed by five years of internal exile for “anti-Soviet” activities, has been transferred to a “corrective labor camp” in Perm, some 600 miles east of Vladimir where he was serving his prison sentence. No further information is available at this time.
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