We support today’s political prisoners

A declaration by political prisoners of the Soviet period 8 February 2021 <<Other texts and documents>> As political prisoners of the Soviet period, who experienced the prisons, camps, detention centres,  torture by hunger and cold, and other similar methods of Soviet “re-education”, we have been indignant to learn of the unlawful detention, beatings and conditions … Continue reading We support today’s political prisoners

Arrests, Searches, Interrogations: Nov. 1977 to Feb. 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: Nov. 1977 to Feb. 1978 (48.8)

Repressing the Helsinki Groups: Armenia, 1977-1978 (48.5)

<<No 48 : 14 March 1978>> The morning of 22 December 1977 saw the start of a major operation against the Armenian Helsinki Group. Group members Robert NAZARYAN, a deacon of the [Armenian Apostolic] church, and Shagen ARUTYUNYAN, a manual worker, were arrested and there were a number of simultaneous searches. The search warrants, issued … Continue reading Repressing the Helsinki Groups: Armenia, 1977-1978 (48.5)

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

<<No. 50 : November 1978>> 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.[note 1] Arrest and Investigation Alexander Podrabinek was arrested at the flat … Continue reading The Trial of Alexander Podrabinek, 15 August 1978 (50.7)