USSR News Brief
DESCRIPTION Letters to computer scientists whose human rights have been violated. Asks those on list if they would be willing to correspond with individuals on the March ACM Human Rights Report and if they are aready in contact with those in the report. Those on list are: Fran Allen, Michael Brodie, G. Estrin, N. Findler, H. Freeman, B. Galler, S. Gerhart, A. Hearn, E. Horrowitz, M. Krane,
Loveland, D. McCracken, N. Nilsson, J. Pearl, B. Rosen,
Shapiro, B. Shneiderman, T. Sterling, P. Szolovitz.
Attaches names with whom individuals might correspond. Enjoyed meeting Minker in Washington and thanks him for suggestions regarding her father and her meeting with Frank Press. “I feel that my meeting with Dr. Press went well, and that hopefully all of our e orts will be fruitful.” Thanks Minker for all he has done on her family’s behalf. Report No. 20 1981 31 October 1981. p.3. discusses L. She er, engineer who was teaching Hebrew. She er is Zelichonk’s cousin. Editorial by Anthony Lewis, “Not Going to Jerusalem.” Reports on interview he had with Alexander Lerner and other refuseniks in Moscow. Provides some conjectures as to why the Soviets might not want to release Lerner or other Soviet Jews. Vol. 60 of VIGIL. Info about refuseniks. Shcharansky’s mother reports he is in a hospital bed. Fluctuating blood pressure and other ailments.