15.6 Searches and Arrests of Jews wishing to emigrate to Israel

No 15 : 31 August 1970 [1] On 9 July two Georgian Jews, Venyamin Dzhanashvili and Abram Dzhandzhikhanashvili, were arrested in Tbilisi. For a long time they have been trying to obtain permission to emigrate to Israel. The pretext for the arrest was an incident on 26 January 1970 in the reception-room of the Georgian … Continue reading 15.6 Searches and Arrests of Jews wishing to emigrate to Israel

14.5 The Soviet Press on the Persecution of Dissenters in the USSR

No 14 : 30 June 1970 RIGA On 7 November 1969 [anniversary of 1917 October Revolution, ed.] E. Liepin and Misulovich were arrested on a charge of infringing Article 183-2 of the Latvian SSR Criminal Code (corresponding to Article 190-2 of the Russian Code): "gross disrespect towards the State flag" (in fact of burning the … Continue reading 14.5 The Soviet Press on the Persecution of Dissenters in the USSR