NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 09, 1981
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(Studio) Hunger strike of Andrei Sakharov and wife Yelena Bonner reported ended; recent hospitalization recalled.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Moscow, USSR ) Sakharov's daughter-in-law, Yelizaveta Alexeyeva, reported receiving exit visa from Kremlin. KGB stated advising limited contacts with westerners and refusing permission to visit Sakharovs in Gorky. Alexeyeva's reaction noted; films and file tape shown. Alexeyeva reported concerned over health of in-laws.
REPORTER: Gene Randall
(Newton, Massachusetts) Yelena Bonner's son, Alexei Semyonov s, reaction to news of wife's release reported [SEMYONOV - expresses happiness, but concern over parents' health.] Possibility of hunger strike as protest against Soviet emigration policy discussed.