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Former Soviet “Prisoner of Conscience” Sylva Zalmanson will continue her hunger strike at the Isaiah Wall opposite the United Nations despite a plea Monday from Israeli Foreign Minister Yigal Allon that she end the strike in the interest of her health. In an interfaith demonstration of solidarity with Ms, Zalmanson, NYC’s Human Rights Commissioner Eleanor Holmes Norton and women leaders of all major faiths will visit her tomorrow, and will issue an appeal for the immediate release of all Soviet POCs including Ms. Zalmanson’s husband, Eduard Kuznetsov.

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