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January 24, 1986

Twenty-four Nobel Prize winners sent a telegram to Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev appealing for the release from internal exile of dissident Andrei D. Sakharov, who was banished to the closed city of Gorky six years ago. The appeal was coordinated by the New York-based International League for Human Rights, and the signatories included scientist Linus Pauling. Sakharov won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1975.

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