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Kharkov Jew Gets 30-month Term After Trial ‘in Circus Atmosphere’

June 5, 1972
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Yuri Brind, the Jewish printer of Kharkov charged with” anti Soviet slander,” was sentenced to two and a half years yesterday in a trial at his plant, Jewish sources have reported. The trial, which was completed within the day, was held in a “circus atmosphere,” according to the sources, with Brind’s friends barred from attendance, The judge was identified as Cherukin, vice president of the Kharkov District Court, The deputy chief prosecutor of the district, identified variously as Trofin and Trussin, asked for a three-year sentence at forced labor, The defense attorney, Woronov, said only a fine should be imposed. Sources said the trial opened in court but was then transferred to the printing plant, Meanwhile, the case of the Bernstein child is scheduled to go to court in Kiev Monday, The mother wants the child and her to be allowed to join her husband in Israel. The mother’s first husband is blocking the move. The Bernsteins still have not been able to obtain a lawyer in Kiev.

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