LONDON (Aug. 5)
Jewish sources in the Soviet Union reported that Benjamin Lovich held a press conference with western reporters in Moscow last week to make known the “blatant disparity” between official reports of his son Evgeny’s physical condition and the real situation a serious deterioration in Evgeny’s health.
Prof. Levich said his son, who was abducted from a Moscow street some months ago and sent to Siberia, had just been released from a clinic in Tiksi and sent back to work at a labor camp in the Arctic region. Nonetheless, on his release from hospital, Evgeny’s blood pressure was dangerously high-165 over 110, the father said. Prof. Levich said he tried to have Evgeny’s maltreatment reviewed by special military body in Moscow but was rebuffed.
Despite consistent reports that Evgeny was not well, Prof. Levich last week received a telegram from the chairman of the military medical commission at Tiksi which said Evgeny was perfectly fit and able to endure life in the army and especially service in the Arctic region.