NEW YORK (Feb. 6)
The Supreme Soviet has rejected an appeal for amnesty for Sylva Zalmanson Kuznetsov, the National Conference on Soviet Jewry reported. The Conference said the rejection was received by the prisoner’s brother Shmuel, who had appealed for amnesty a month ago. The Supreme Soviet asserted: “Sylva Zalmanson’s crime was proved according to Soviet law. We will not give her amnesty.” The NCSJ also reported that nine Odessa Jews staged a two-day hunger strike Thursday and Friday in solidarity with Jewish political prisoners.