Lerner Ill, Denied Medical Treatment

Prof. Aleksander Lerner, the Jewish computer expert and activist of Moscow at whose home United States Rep. James Scheuer (D.,N.Y.) was recently arrested, is suffering severely from “a stone in the liver”–apparently gall bladder trouble–but has been denied medical treatment, he states. This was reported to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today by Greville Janner, Laborite MP, who spoke with Lerner by telephone.

The MP, the son of Lord Janner, former president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, said he would try to fulfill Lerner’s request for a certain drug. Lerner also told Janner that he had been invited to participate in scientific research at the Lincel Academy in Rome by its president, Prof. Beniamino Cegre, but that he did not think he would be allowed to travel there. His main goal, he reiterated, was to go to Israel immediately, but he feared he might have to undergo a major operation soon.

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