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Palatnik Transferred to Prison Camp

December 9, 1971
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The American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry said today that it has learned that Raiza Palatnik, a 35-year-old Odessa librarian, sentenced June 25th to a two-year prison sentence for allegedly distributing “anti-Soviet literature,” was recently secretly transferred to a notorious prison camp near Dnepropetrosk in the East-Central Ukraine that houses criminals. As a result, although she has been ill and undernourished, she went on a hunger strike Dec. 4th which is scheduled to last until Dec. 10th, which is Human Rights Day throughout the world, the Conference reported. Camp authorities have been inciting other prisoners against Miss Palatnik. The AJCSJ has called for world-wide efforts on behalf of Miss Palatnik.

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