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It’s a Girl for Silva

Silva Zalmanson, the former “prisoner of conscience,” gave birth to a daughter at the Sheba Medical Center near Romat Gan last night. Her husband, Eduard Kuznetsov, who came to Israel ten months ago after serving nearly ten years in a Soviet jail was at her bedside. It is their first child.

Zalmanson and Kuznetsov were married in the Soviet Union in 1969. Six months after their wedding, both were defendants in the first Leningrad hijack trial. She was released a number of years ago and settled in Israel but continued to travel the world to arouse public opinion for me release of her husband who had been sentenced to 15 years. He was released last spring.

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