In the Psychiatric Hospitals: December 1977 to February 1978 (48.12)

<<No 48 : 14 March 1978>> This section has been compiled, in the main, from materials in the Information Bulletins of the Working Commission to Investigate the Use of Psychiatry for Political Purposes: Nos. 5 (15 December 1977),  6 (1 February 1978) and 7 (24 February 1978). On the cover of Bulletin No. 5, as … Continue reading In the Psychiatric Hospitals: December 1977 to February 1978 (48.12)

Arrests, Searches, Interrogations: November 1977 to February 1978 (48.8)

MAGADAN. At the beginning of November 1977 Gennady Bogolyubov CCE 40, 43, 46) was arrested. MOSCOW. On 22 November 1977 Vasily Nikitenkov (CCEs 19, 24, 35) was detained in the street by KGB employees and taken to the Moscow KGB headquarters. There they questioned him about his acquaintance with Pyotr Starchik (Nikitenkov and Starchik were … Continue reading Arrests, Searches, Interrogations: November 1977 to February 1978 (48.8)

In Exile, August 1977 to February 1978 (48.11)

At the beginning of December 1977 MVD Colonel Krivonogov arrived in the Vershino-Shakhtama settlement (Shelopugino district, Chita Region) where Malva Landa (CCE 46.1) was in exile. Not finding Landa, he left. The following morning the district policeman told her that Colonel Krivonogov wanted to talk to her about an amnesty. On this same visit Colonel … Continue reading In Exile, August 1977 to February 1978 (48.11)

Letters and Statements by Political Prisoners, 1977-1978 (48.10)

<<No 48 : 14 March 1978>> Georgy Davydov: “Statement to Chairman of the Constitution Commission, L.I. Brezhnev” (Vladimir Prison, 15 June 1977) Davydov writes that in the draft [1977] Constitution the question of freedom of thought and convictions has again been side-stepped. Mikhail Osadchy: “To the American people, the Senate and US President Carter” The … Continue reading Letters and Statements by Political Prisoners, 1977-1978 (48.10)

Repressive measures against the Helsinki Groups: Ukraine, 1977-1978 (48.3)

<<No 48 : 14 March 1978>> Pressure on Mykola Rudenko. Mykola Rudenko [head of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group] was sent to a camp only in November 1977, two months after his appeal hearing (for his trial, see CCE 46.4). All that time the authorities continued to exert pressure on him (see CCE 47). On 14 … Continue reading Repressive measures against the Helsinki Groups: Ukraine, 1977-1978 (48.3)

Repressive measures against the Helsinki Groups: Moscow, 1977-1978 (48.2)

<<No 48 : 14 March 1978>> In November 1977 nine months had passed since the day that Alexander Ginzburg and Yury Orlov were arrested; December 1977 marked nine months since the arrest of Anatoly Shcharansky (CCE 44.2). For all three men, therefore, the maximum period of detention in custody during the investigation of a case … Continue reading Repressive measures against the Helsinki Groups: Moscow, 1977-1978 (48.2)

Valentyn Moroz Continues his Hunger Strike: December 1974 (33.9)

Valentyn Moroz is continuing the hunger strike he began on 1 July (CCE 32.12). Valentin Yakovlevich MOROZ was born on 15 April 1936. In 1958 he graduated from the History Faculty of Lvov University and from 1958 to 1964, Moroz taught history at a school. In September 1964 he became a lecturer at the Ivano-Frankovsk … Continue reading Valentyn Moroz Continues his Hunger Strike: December 1974 (33.9)

The case of Azat Miftakhov: February 2019 to January 2021

<<Other texts and documents>> Russia’s persecution of Azat Miftakhov, a PhD student at Moscow State University, is almost certainly linked with his anarchist views. The 6-year sentence handed down on Monday, 18 January 2021 appears to be punishment for his refusal to admit to something he didn't do.  Arrested twice Azat Miftakhov was detained on … Continue reading The case of Azat Miftakhov: February 2019 to January 2021