YUGOSLAVIA: These Miserable People

The ten White Russians faced the bare pine tribunal in the People's Court at Sarajevo to hear judgment passed on them on charges of spying for their Russian homeland, which they had not seen in three decades (TIME, Dec. 12). The courtroom was packed. Men & women stood in the aisles of the courtroom, others crowded around the loudspeakers in the corridors outside. Groups of school children had been herded in to be educated by the proceedings. In a flat monotone, wavy-haired Judge Stevo Yokanovic slowly read out the sentences.

The stiffest term—20 years at hard labor—went to 55-year-old...

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