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Twenty-eight renowned American computer scientists sent a cable to Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev in Moscow urging him to secure the release from prison of their young Soviet colleague Anatoly Shcharansky, it was announced here by the Committee of Concerned Scientists. The appeal was based on information received by Shcharansky’s mother in the Soviet Union that her sen’s health has been deteriorating rapidly and that proper medical care was not available to him in prison.

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