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Paritsky Sentenced to Three Years

November 17, 1981
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Aleksandr Paritsky, a 43-year-old Jewish engineer and emigration activist, has been sentenced to three years in a labor camp, the National Conference on Soviet Jewry announced Monday. The punishment delivered in a Kharkov court is the maximum sentence possible for the charge he faced: defaming the Soviet state. Paritsky’s trial began Nov. 11. He was not allowed to have legal counsel and served as attorney in his own defense.

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