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)

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)

The Trial of Alexander Podrabinek, 15 August 1978 (50.7)

This section has been compiled largely from the Information Bulletin of the Working Commission to Investigate the Use of Psychiatry for Political Purposes, Nos. 9 (9 June 1978), 10 (10 August) and 11, a special edition about the trial.[1] Arrest and Investigation Alexander Podrabinek was arrested at the flat of some friends on 14 May … Continue reading The Trial of Alexander Podrabinek, 15 August 1978 (50.7)

“Pentecostals” or Christians of the Evangelical Faith (41.5)

KALUGA REGION. After I.P. Fedotov, the leader of the local congregation, was arrested and charged (CCE 36.8) persecution has not ceased of the Pentecostals who split away from the registered Baptist congregation. In the autumn of 1975 administrative commissions in Obninsk and Maloyaroslavets fined 14 believers 50 roubles each for holding an unregistered assembly in … Continue reading “Pentecostals” or Christians of the Evangelical Faith (41.5)

Persecution of Believers-1, March 1978 (CCE 48.16)

[1] Catholics in Moldavia; [2] Adventists. CATHOLICS IN MOLDAVIA There are 15,000 Catholics in Moldavia. They are Germans, Poles and Ukrainians. Communities of Catholics exist in Beltsy, Bendery, Tiraspol, Rashkovo, Grigorovka, Andriyashevka and other towns and villages. In the only Catholic chapel open in Moldavia the priest, Vladislav Zavalnyuk, is forbidden to give sermons in … Continue reading Persecution of Believers-1, March 1978 (CCE 48.16)

The Arrest of Andrei Tverdokhlebov, 18 April 1975 (36.1)

<<No 36 : 31 May 1975>> On 18 April 1975 Andrei Tverdokhlebov, an active participant in the human rights movement, was arrested in Moscow. The arrest was carried out by the Moscow procurator’s office. Tverdokhlebov is charged under Article 190-1 of the RSFSR Criminal Code. The investigation is headed by Senior Investigator Gusev of the … Continue reading The Arrest of Andrei Tverdokhlebov, 18 April 1975 (36.1)