New York (Feb. 10)
The National Conference on Soviet Jewry reported today that Viktor Brailovsky’s medical condition has improved. He is now receiving the appropriate medication and dietary supplement needed for the treatment of his illness which the NCSJ said was a liver condition. This improved care is seen by the NCSJ as the result of public and private intervention taking place on his behalf in many Western countries.
According to the latest information, the NCSJ said today Brailovsky was not transferred to Lefortovo Prison, as the NCSJ reported last week, but remains in Moscow’s Butyrka Prison where he has been since his arrest last November. Brailovsky, a leading Jewish activist of the Jewish emigration movement and editor of the journal, “Jews in the USSR,” was arrested on charges of “defaming the Soviet state and public order.”