SOVIET UNION: Involuntary Journey

After three years in Siberian prison camps, Writer Andrei Amalrik, 35, was looking forward to going home. In May he wrote his wife Gyusel in Moscow to say that he expected to be released on schedule later that month. He was mistaken. As soon as his term expired, Amalrik was rearrested and has now been sentenced to three more years for "fabrications defaming the Soviet state" —the same charge that produced his previous conviction. In protest, he has gone on a hunger strike. His friends fear for his life, since he is already in poor health from meningitis and years...

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