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Ida Nudel Sent to Siberia

August 10, 1978
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Ida Nudel, who was sentenced June 21 to four years internal exile for” malicious hooliganism,” has been sent to a village near Tomsk in Siberia, it was reported by the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry. She is working there as an economist for the State Agricultural Fund. Nudel, the “guardian angel” of the Soviet Jewry movement, was arrested June 2 as she and 13 other Jewish activists demonstrated in Moscow against the arrest of Vladimir and Maryia Slepak on July 1.

Vladimir Slepak, who was sentenced to five years internal exile for “malicious hooliganism,” has meanwhile arrived at Chita Oblast, in the Far East of the Soviet Union, the Conference reported. Matyia Slepak, who was also changed with “malicious hooliganism,” was released in June after becoming ill but received a three-year suspended sentence July 26. The Conference also reported that Ida Milgram has received a letter from her son, Anatoly Shcharansky, who was sentenced last month to 13 years in prison and a labor camp on charges of treason.

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