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Ruth Aleksandrovich Scheduled for Release Next Week

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Ruth Aleksandrovich, the 24-year-old Jewish nurse from Riga, Latvia, who is scheduled to be released from her Mordovian prison cell a week from today, will return to her hometown and remain under the supervision of the secret police (KGB), sources here said today. They said she will have to report to a police station every day, and that her movements will be restricted as to time and distance from her home. Miss Aleksandrovich’s fiance, Isaiah Averbuch, has already left for Potma prison to bring her home. The prisoner’s mother and brother are in Israel; her father stayed behind to await her release. Miss Aleksandrovich was arrested last Oct. 7 and was subsequently sentenced to one year for alleged anti-Soviet activities, with her sentence to run from date of arrest.

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