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President Carter has been asked to call a meeting of Foreign Ministers and representatives of “all the free nations” among the 35 that signed the Helsinki Act to consider the impact on its provisions as a result of Soviet violations of the act’s human rights provisions in the cases of Anatoly Shcharansky and other dissidents. Sen. Charles Percy (R. III.), who said he made this request in a letter to Carter and had discussed the proposal in a meeting with National Security Advsior Zbigniew Brzezinski, asserted that such a meeting is urgently needed.

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