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Soviet Court Reaffirms Sentences of Banishment for Mrs. Daniel, Litvinov, Others

The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation confirmed today sentences of banishment and labor camps for five dissenters among whom were Dr. Pavel Litvinov and Mrs. Larisa Daniel, it was reported here.

The dissenters had been convicted of a breach of the peace by public demonstrations against the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. Mrs. Daniel, wife of imprisoned writer Yuli Daniel, had been sentenced to four years’ banishment. Dr. Litvinov had been sentenced to five years’ internal exile; he is the grandson of former Foreign Minister Maxim Litvinov. Others involved were Konstantin Babitsky, a literary critic; Vladimir Dremliuga, a laborer; and Vladimir Delone, a former student.