Moscow Helsinki Group Documents 50-68: May-Oct 1978 (51.21)

<<Moscow Helsinki Group documents, 1976-1982>>

No. 50 (18 May 1978): “The trial of Professor Yury Orlov” (see CCE 50.1).

No. 51 (22 May 1978): Concerning the arrest of Alexander Podrabinek (see CCE 50.7).

No. 52 (5 June 1978): “The arrest of Vladimir Slepak. The preparation of a criminal case against Maria Slepak and Ida Nudel” (see CCE 50.8-1).

No. 53 (15 June 1978): “Supplement to Document No. 50”.

No. 54 (26 June 1978): “On the verdicts in the cases of V. Slepak and I. Nudel” (see CCE 50.8).

No. 55 (26 June 1978): “To the International Olympic Committee; To the President of the IOC, Lord M. Killanin” (excerpt).

“We urge you to demand uncompromisingly that contacts between people, cultural exchange, entry into the country, etc. are possible at the 22nd Olympiad to the same extent as at previous ones. … We call on you to demand a ‘ceasefire’ as a necessary condition for holding the Olympic Games in the USSR, to demand an end to persecution for non-violent activities in defence of human rights, for religious activities, for attempts to exercise the right to freedom of choice regarding one’s country of residence and one’s place of residence within one’s country … We call upon you to demand the release of all PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE.”

No. 56 (15 July 1978): “On the verdicts in the cases of A. Ginzburg, A. Shcharansky, V. Petkus” (see CCE 50). This document is the first to be signed by a new member of the Moscow Helsinki Group. S. Polikanov.

No. 57 (20 July 1978): “On the Appeal Court hearings in the cases of Yu. Orlov and V. Slepak” (see CCE 50).

No. 58 (16 August 1978): “Ten Years Later” (on the tenth anniversary of the invasion by Soviet troops of Czechoslovakia).

No. 59 (20 August 1978): “The trial of member of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group Levko Lukyanenko” (see CCE 50.6).

No. 60 (2 September 1978): “Discrimination against the Crimean Tatars continues” (see “Persecution of Crimean Tatars”, CCE 51.13).

No. 61 (5 September 1978): “On the violation of the rights of prisoners to do creative work”. A “List of scholars and creative people who are political prisoners” (26 people) is attached.

No. 62 (9 September 1978): “Inhuman conditions of imprisonment. The lives of Kirill Podrabinek and Pyotr Vins are in danger” (See “In the Prisons and Camps”, CCE 51.9).

No. 63 (18 September 1978): “Jewish collective-farm workers in the village of Ilynka are forcibly tied to the land and refused permission to emigrate” (See “The Right to Leave”, CCE 51.16).

No. 64 (25 September 1978): “Persecution of the True and Free Adventist Church” (See “Persecution of Believers” in this issue, CCE 51.15).

No. 65 (18 October 1978): The propaganda campaign to discredit the democratic movement in the USSR” (See “Dirty Tricks” in the section “Miscellaneous Reports”, in this issue CCE 51.19).

No. 66 (30 October 1978): “30 October is Political Prisoner Day in the USSR” (see 51.19).

No. 67 (30 October 1978): “On the medical service for prisoners” (See CCEs 46-49 and “In the Prisons and Camps” in this issue, CCE 51.9).

No. 68 (30 October 1978): “On the position of prisoners with regard to correspondence” (in this issue, CCE 51.9).