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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-03-04

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20 Friday, March 4, 1983

'THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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Catch-22 for Soviet Jewish Refusnik

NEW YORK (JTA) —
Simon Shnirman, a 25-
year-old Soviet Jew and
former prisoner of con-
science, was sentenced on
Feb. 15 to three years in a
labor camp on draft evasion,
it was reported by the Na-
tional Conference on Soviet
Jewry. He was arrested Jan.
12.
Shnirman has already

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served 21/2 years at hard
labor under similar
charges. During that time,
he was singled out by camp
authorities for special
punishment: non-delivery
of mail and food parcels and
denial of visits from his
mother. He was released on
Nov. 29, 1980.
He first applied to emi-
grate in 1977 and was de-
nied permission on the pre-
text that "he did not work
long enough to pay for
money invested by the state
in his studies." As a_
bachelor and only son, the
law stipulates that he is
exempt from the draft.
In a related develop-
ment, Valery Senderov, a
non-Jewish Moscow
mathematician who
helped compile statistical
proof of the exclusion of
Jews from institutions of
higher learning in the
USSR, was sentenced to
12 years' punishment, the
maximum term for
"anti-Soviet agitation
and propaganda," it was
reported by the Student
Struggle for Soviet Jewry
and the Union of Coun-
cils for Soviet Jews.
Senderov, 37, will serve
seven years in a labor camp
and five years in internal
exile. His Jewish colleague
in the research effort, Boris
Kanevsky, was sentenced to
five years' banishment in
Siberia a month-and-a-half
ago.

stituents to write letters
to President Reagan ask-
ing why America is send-
ing wheat to the Soviet
Union "at the time when
we are unable to obtain
concessions on human
rights."
Reps. Les AuCoin (D-
Ore.) and Barbara Kennelly
(D-Conn.), with 60 co-
sponsors, introduced a reso-
lution condemning the
Soviet Union's continuing
violation of international
agreements on human
rights, and calling upon the
Soviet gOvernment to pur-
sue a more humane emigra-
tion policy and cease the
harassment of Jews.
The resolution is spon-
sored in the Senate by Sens.
Bob Packwood (R-Ore.) and
George Mitchell (D-Maine).
The student effort in
Washington was the first of
a series of world demonstra-
tions designed to let Soviet
Jews and the Soviet gov-
ernment know that those
Jews who wish to emigrate
or practice their religion
have not been forgotten.
The demonstrations will
reach a climax on March 15
with the opening of the
three-day World Confer-
ence on Soviet Jewry in
Jerusalem.
The conference is a con-
tinuation of world meetings
that were held in Brussels
in 1971 and 1976 under the
auspices of national Soviet
Jewry groups in more than
The Soviet Jewry Re-
20 countries and three in-
search Bureau of the Na- ternational Jewish organ-
tional Conference on Soviet izations; the World Jewish
Jewry reported that 123 Congress, World Zionist
Jews were permitted to Organization and Bnai
leave the Soviet Union in Brith International. Ameri-
February.
can organizational sponsors
In
Washington, of the third world gathering
Presidential aspirant Sen. are the Conference of
Gary Hart (D-Colo.) urged Presidents of Major Ameri-
more than 800 Jewish col- can Jewish Organizations
lege students from around and the NCSJ.
Rabbi Efry Spectre of
the country lobbying on be-
half of Soviet Jewry to Adat Shalom Synagogue,
"make your voices heard" will be the Detroit delegate
for all persons denied free- to the conference. He will
represent the Detroit Soviet
dom throughout the world.
The students were in Jewry Committee. While
Washington last week to there he will also attend the
brief their members of International Jewish Na-
Congress on the worsen- tional Fund Convention as a
ing plight of Soviet Jewry Detroit representative.)
and to offer concrete
It also was learned that
ways to help.
ambassadors from the 10
The effort was coordi- European Economic Com-
nated nationally by the munity (EEC) countries
Student Coalition for Soviet attending the Madrid con-
Jewery of Brandeis Univer- ference on human rights
sity of co-sponsored by the promised a Jewish delega-
Bnai Brith Hillel Founda- tion that they would insist
tions, with assistance from that the issue of the rights of
the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry be specifically
Soviet Jewry.
included in any final
It was linked with an In- agreement.
ternational Student Sol-
The 10 envoys also said
idarity Day for Soviet Jewry they will continue to con-
on 43 other campuses in the sider the question of Soviet
U.S. and activities in Jewry as a prime objective
Canada, England, Israel at the conference.
and South Africa.
The Jewish delegra-
Hart, who served as hon- tion, comprised of three
orary chairman of this West European chief
year's gathering, declared rabbis, representative of
that "one of the most impor- the Board of Deputies of
tant causes, confronting not British Jews, also confer-
only the U.S. but mankind red with representatives
is freedom in the Soviet of the neutral and non-
Union, freedom for all aligned countries and
people there, and particu- with the American dele-
larly the liberation of Soviet gate, Ambassador Max
Jews."
Kampelman.
Sen. Carl Levin (D-
The Italian Ambassador
Mich.) urged his con- later paid tribute to the

group for refraining from
taking a "cold war posture"
and for having been "as con-
structive as possible."
The Madrid meeting took
place as the Conference on
Security and Cooperation in
Europe, which is based on
the Helsinki agreements,
was drawing to a close.
According to reports from
Madrid; members of the
World Jewish Congress de-
legration also met with
Soviet representatives who
reiterated Moscow's invita-
tion for WJC president
Edgar Bronfman and WJC
executive director Israel
Singer to pay an official
visit to the Soviet Union.
Chief Rabbi Rene Sirat
of France told a press
conference that he, too,
received an invitation
from Moscow's Chief
Rabbi and accepted it.
Sirat said "only the date
of the visit must now be
fixed."
In Paris, French Com-
munist Party leader
Georges Marchais an-
nounced that he is ready
"and waiting" to meet Avi-
tal Shcharansky, the wife of
the jailed Soviet Jewish ac-
tivist Anatoly
Shcharansky.
A Communist Party
communique said Marchais
is expecting Mrs.
Shcharansky at his office
today.

Meanwhile, some 100
Jewish demonstrators in-
terrupted the opening per-
formance Soviet Georo-ian
Republic's official ballet
company. The demon-
strators, who had purchased
tickets or — obtained invi-
tations, distributed leaflets
and carried placards calling
upon the Soviet Union to
permit Jewish immigration
to Israel and to grant full
religious and cultural
rights to Soviet Jews.

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