Foreign News: True Blue Execution

While four British engineers protested in Soviet jails (see above), no protest was heard last week from 35 Soviet officials jailed at the same time on charges of sabotage. All were dead. Of the guilt of 34 there would have been some doubt in any but a Soviet Ogpu court. But on one, Vice Commissar for Agriculture Feodor M. Konar, Soviet justice was willing to go before the world.

Every Ogpu man dreams about a man like Konar. In 1920 he was expelled from the Communist Party on charges of sabotage. Replied he, "Oh, you must mean Polashchuk." He was reinstated. Moving...

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