Andrei AMALRIK was due to complete his 3-year prison sentence on 21 May 1973.
On 22 May his wife, Gyuzel Makudinova, was informed that the Procurator’s Office of Magadan had instituted new proceedings under Article 190-1 of the RSFSR Criminal Code. This was Amalrik’s second indictment under Article 190-1.
On 22 May Grigory Podyapolsky, Andrei Sakharov and Igor Shafarevich, members of the Human Rights Committee, issued an appeal in defence of Andrei Amalrik.
According to a report in A Chronicle of Human Rights in the USSR (No 2) the news of Amalrik’s new arrest provoked a wave of protests in the West.
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Andrei Amalrik was tried on 18 July 1973 in the settlement of Talaya, Magadan Region. His lawyer was Shveisky. The sentence: 3 years in strict-regime camps. The sentence was appealed to the RSFSR Supreme Court.
The Chronicle has no reliable information on this trial.