Jewish sources in the Soviet Union reported this weekend that 50 prisoners in two forced labor camps in Perm have gone on hunger strike in protest against their treatment. They demand better conditions, a change in the starvation diet, and the transfer to hospital of the ailing Soviet dissident writer Vladimir Bukovsky. Jewish prisoners in the two camps who joined the hunger strike are Hillel Butman, Leib Knakh, Wolf Zalmanson, Mark Dymshitz, Yossef Mendelevich, Yossef Mishener, Anatoly Altman, David Chernoglaz, Lev Yagman, Simon Grillius and Oleg Frolov.
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