Baby Shcharansky Born
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) _ Human rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky became a father Wednesday night, Israel Radio reported.
Nine months after her husband arrived in Israel after being freed from a Soviet labor camp, Shcharansky’s wife Avital gave birth to a 5 pounds 8 ounce girl at Jerusalem’s Misgav Ledach hospital, the radio said.
No further details were immediately available either from the hospital or from Shcharansky’s home or office.
Shcharansky, 38, who adopted the Hebrew first name of Natan, and Avital, 34, were reunited in Israel last February after a 12-year separation. Mrs. Shcharansky emigrated to Israel the day after their wedding in 1974.
Shcharansky, who spent nine years in Soviet prisons and labor camps, was freed in an East-West prisoner exchange on Feb. 11.