Politi­cian ‘kid­napped’

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS - BY JC RE­PORTER

JEWISH-UKRAINIAN POLITI­CIAN Gen­nady Kor­ban, who is charged with be­ing in­volved in or­gan­ised crime, has com­pared his case to a fa­mous 1913 blood li­bel trial in which a Rus­sian Jew was ac­cused of rit­ual mur­der.

Mr Kor­ban, who served un­der Jewish oli­garch Igor Kolo­moisky as deputy gov­er­nor of the Dne­propetro­vsk re­gion un­til early 2015, and cur­rently heads the UKROP po­lit­i­cal party, told a Kiev court this week: “History re­peats it­self. Here in Kiev in 1913, a trial of the Jew Me­na­hem Men­del Beilis took place… He was ac­cused of eat­ing ba­bies, and God knows what else.”

The Jewish com­mu­nity is­sued a state­ment ac­cus­ing the gov­ern­ment of “kid­nap­ping” the politi­cian, who has been re­cov­er­ing from heart surgery.

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