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Soviet Jew Faces Trial

January 10, 1973
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Isak Skolnik, a 36-year-old engineer from Vinnitsa, arrested in July 1972 for being a “traitor to the state” and of having “contacts with Englishmen,” is expected to be brought to trial soon, according to Jewish sources in Kiev, the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry reported today. The sources said he could receive a maximum sentence of up to 15 years imprisonment.

The Kiev sources also reported that there have been “many” Kiev Jewish families-who have recently received permission to emigrate to Israel, but are waiting for the new head tax regulations to be posted before paying the old rates. Last week, Soviet Deputy Interior Minister Boris Shumllin said the head tax was being waived for older emigrants and scaled down substantially for others on the basis of the number of years worked. The Kiev Jews said they have not yet seen the new regulations posted in the ovit offices.

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