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Nine Moscow Activists, Held During Nixon Visit, Complain to Brezhnev

June 5, 1972
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The nine Jewish activists of Moscow who were released from detention after President Nixon’s departure have written to Communist Party chief Leonid I, Brezhnev to label their treatment “KGB provocation,” according to Jewish sources. They said they were “placed out side the law” in violation of constitutional guarantees. (In New York, sources quoted Mrs. Yekina Prestin as reporting that her husband, Vladimir, the remaining activist under arrest, was being held four more days for “hooliganism.” An earlier report had rumored 15 more days. Prestin has gone on a hunger strike in jail.) Meanwhile, Leonid Yoffe, one of the activists who went into hiding rather than accept a draft callup, has been caught and ordered to serve two months in the Army, according to London sources.

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