NEW YORK (Mar. 13)
Yankel Khantsis, a Jewish activist from Kishinev, was released from prison in Omutninsk this week, the National Conference on Soviet Jewry reported today. The 45-year-old activist was originally sentenced to one-and-a-half years in August 1970 and released from jail in May 1971. He was resentenced in March 1972 to a two-year jail term. His wife, Lisa, recently emigrated to Israel. The NCSJ also reported that Mikhail and Adela Kerdel, who for a long time had been denied exit visas by Soviet authorities, have arrived in Israel with their baby. Mrs. Kerdel, the NCSJ said is crippled.