The widow of Nobel Peace laureate Andrei Sakharov is seeking to return the prize, saying she does not want his name linked with that of fellow Nobelist Mikhail Gorbachev since the bloody crackdown in Lithuania.

Yelena Bonner wrote the Nobel Peace Prize Committee a letter Sunday when she learned that Soviet troops had stormed Lithuania's television and radio center, killing 13 people and injuring 163 in the capital of Vilnius.In the letter, reprinted Tuesday in several Soviet newspapers, Bonner said she is entitled to give up the prestigious honor on Sakharov's behalf.