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Soviet hunger striker Yuri V. Balovlenkov agreed to enter a hospital for treatment on the 79th day of his fast. Balovlenkov is protesting the refusal of Soviet authorities to give him an exit visa. He has been trying since 1982 to join his American wife and their two daughters in Baltimore, but the Soviets have rejected his bid to emigrate on the grounds that he had access to state secrets as a computer programmer.


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