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Report Yuri Daniel’s Wife, Seriously Ill in Siberian Camp, is Denied Hospital Treatment

The newspaper Le Monde reported today that the wife of the imprisoned Soviet Jewish writer, Yuri Daniel, is seriously ill in a Siberian concentration camp. According to Le Monde, Mrs. Larissa Daniel who was deported to the Potma camp after her husband’s arrest, is suffering from an intestinal inflammation, a pulmonary infection and acute anemia. But she is not receiving adequate medical care and is not permitted to go to the nearest hospital which is 600 miles away, Le Monde said.

Mr. Daniel was one of several Soviet writers sentenced to long prison terms for protesting against infringements on the liberty of writers and intellectuals in the USSR.