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A Moscow court has sentenced Jewish activist Alexander Kholmyansky to 18 months in a labor camp on charges of possessing live ammunition, dissidents said. Kholmyansky's wife has charged that the ammunition was planted in their apartment by the KGB security police. Kholmyansky, who has been refused permission to emigrate, was active among a group of Jews who gave Hebrew lessons to young people in Moscow and other cities without official sanction. At least three other Hebrew teachers have been sentenced to labor camps in recent months.

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