J. T. Murphy

Menshevik Trial Result

Light Sentences for Anti-Soviet Plotters

Source: Workers’ Life, August 5, 1927
Publisher: Communist Party of Great Britain
Transcription/Markup: Brian Reid
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Moscow, Wednesday

The Ukranian High Court has ended the trial of Georgian Mensheviks after twelve days’ examination.

The chief of the accused, Andjaparidge, was sentenced to eight years and seven of the accused to different terms of imprisonment. Three were discharged.

The Polish spy, Penkov Polojuyi, was among those sentenced to death.

The Court established the criminal activities of the Georgian Menshevik Party leaders and their close connection with the Polish General Staff and White Guardist emigres.

Their purpose was to supervise work in the U.S.S.R. and espionage on behalf of the Polish and French Intelligence Departments, also the creation in Kiev of an illegal secret organisation and other counter revolutionary crimes. All the accused pleaded guilty.