RUSSIA: Own Medicine

The note of protest sounded strangely familiar. Thirty-one foreign nationals had been imprisoned for months without trial, the note said. No formal charges had been made against them. They suffered "a completely intolerable prison regime of torture" and were subjected to "gross and arbitrary acts of flogging and all kinds of insults."

It sounded like many a note addressed by Western nations to Moscow or to one of its satellites. Actually, it was sent last week by Moscow to Tito's Yugoslavia; the prisoners involved were Soviet citizens.

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