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Khantsis Appeal Due Thursday

Yacob Leibovich (Yankel) Khantsis, sentenced secretly in Moscow in Sept. to two years’ forced labor, will have his appeal heard Thursday, Jewish sources in the Soviet Union said today. Khantsis was arrested last Jan. outside the Dutch Embassy and detained seven months, four of them in an institute for menial diseases. He is said to be in failing health. In Tbilisi, Georgia, Grigory and Isaiah Goldstein and the latter’s wife, Elisabeth Bikova, held a one-day hunger strike today to protest the emigration tax.