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March Protests Beating of Mrs. Butman

More than 100 adults and youngsters carrying placards marched in single file about 10 feet apart past the Soviet Embassy yesterday to protest the reported beating of the wife of a Jewish inmate in a Soviet prison camp. Mrs. Eva Butman, wife of Hillel Butman, was taken into custody a week ago last Monday at the railway station in Potma, after visiting her husband who was serving a ten-year prison term, and was searched, interrogated and beaten by KGB officials.

The march here was sponsored by the B’nai Israel (Conservative) Congregation of Washington. The demonstrators carried placards saying: “Stop Anti-Semitic Propaganda” and “Free the Butmans.”