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Kiev Jews on Hunger Strike

Seven Jewish activists in Kiev are holding a hunger strike in front of the International Telephone Exchange No. 1 to protest Soviet refusal to give them exit visas to Israel, the National Conference on Soviet Jewry reported today. The protestors included Yuri Soroko, Zinovy Melamed and Yuli Tartakovsky. The NCSJ also reported that it has learned that Nikolai Yavor, a Leningrad Jew sentenced in April to a one-year prison term for “hooliganism,” has been released after four months, and given permission to emigrate to Israel.