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February 14, 2002
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A Jewish leader in Belarus is calling on the U.S. Congress to maintain a trade sanctions law against the former Soviet republic. Yakov Gutman said the 1974 Jackson-Vanik Amendment, which helped open the door for tens of thousands of Jews to emigrate from the former Soviet Union, should be maintained in Belarus because of “the trampling of human rights” there, according to The Associated Press.

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