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Dori Kashkosh Has Left Iraq

Dori Kashkosh, whose family was murdered by Iraqi secret police April 12, has left Iraq, it was learned today. The girl was escorted to Baghdad airport Saturday, handed her passport by Iraqi authorities and placed aboard a plane, reliable sources said. No indication was given of her destination but she is reportedly now safe with relatives outside of Iraq.

The release of the girl was attributed to international protests and pressure on Iraqi authorities. Until now the authorities had sought to keep her in Iraq to force her to relinquish all rights to her family’s property. sources reported.

Miss.Kashkosh was attending classes at Baghdad University when secret police broke into her family’s home and machine gunned her parents, sister and two brothers. Only her absence saved her life. After the slayings she took refuge with an elderly woman relative. A tourist who arrived here from Baghdad recently reported that she was in a state of shock and that she had tried several times to kill herself.

According to reliable sources 530 Jews still in Iraq are subjected to arbitrary arrests, harassment and beatings on the streets. A protest march against the mistreatment of Jews in Iraq is scheduled to take place here tonight with the participation of Iraqi Jews and recent Jewish emigres from the Soviet Union.

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