Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

News Brief

April 22, 1985
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

In response to appeals from the Chief Rabbis of Israel, Boris Begun, son of Soviet Prisoner of Conscience losif Begun, has ended a 45-day hunger strike, the National Conference on Soviet Jewry said it learned. The 19-year-old Begun fasted to protest increasing measures to isolate his father from his family, and the failure of Soviet officials to answer concerns about losif’s health. In violation of Soviet law, Begun’s family has repeatedly been denied the right to visit him at the camp, with officials declaring no meeting will be allowed before late 1985.

Recommended from JTA