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)

The Trial of Vyacheslav Bakhmin, 22-24 September 1980 (58.2)

<<No 58 : November 1980>> From 22 to 24 September the Moscow City Court, presided over by N.A. Baikova, heard the case of Vyacheslav Ivanovich BAKHMIN, a member of the Working Commission to Investigate the Use of Psychiatry for Political Purposes. Bakhmin (b. 1947; arrested on 12 February 1980, CCE 56.4) was charged under Article … Continue reading The Trial of Vyacheslav Bakhmin, 22-24 September 1980 (58.2)

Dates of Trials, June-October 1980 (58.0)

<<No 58 : November 1980>>  JUNE 2Abram Treskunov (Leningrad)    AUGUST 5-8 Bishop V.P. Goretoi (Krasnodar) 8-11 Algirdas Statkevicius (Vilnius) 11-13 Vasily Barladyanu (Rovno) 13 Razmik Markosyan (Tselinograd [Astana]) 25-28 Father Gleb Yakunin 26 Olga Matusevich (Ukraine) 27-29 Tatyana Velikanova    SEPTEMBER 3-7 Alexander Ogorodnikov 8 Alexander Kuzkin 15-19 Antanas Terleckas and Julius Sasnauskas (Vilnius) 16-18 Iosif … Continue reading Dates of Trials, June-October 1980 (58.0)

18, 17 and 13 years for discussing faith and Russian persecution, 12 January 2021

Crimean Tatars targeted in Military Court ruling. A Russian court has sentenced three Crimean Tatars, including a father and son,  to horrific terms of imprisonment without any crime, on the basis of discussions about their Muslim faith and political subjects, including Russia’s persecution of  Muslims.  This was claimed to have been “anti-Russian” and "anti-constitutional".   … Continue reading 18, 17 and 13 years for discussing faith and Russian persecution, 12 January 2021

The Trial of Vyacheslav Igrunov, 11-13 March 1976 (40.5)

From 11 to 13 March 1976 a case was heard in the Odessa Regional Court concerning the ordering of medical treatment for Vyacheslav IGRUNOV. His actions were defined as subject to Article 187-1 of the Ukrainian SSR Criminal Code (corresponding to Article 190-1 of the RSFSR Code). According to the “Resolution of the investigative authorities … Continue reading The Trial of Vyacheslav Igrunov, 11-13 March 1976 (40.5)

Andrei Tverdokhlebov’s Trial, 14-15 April 1976 (40.2)

Andrei Nikolayevich TVERDOKHLEBOV was born in Moscow in 1940; he is a physicist. He was one of the founders of the Human Rights Committee (in December 1972 he left the Committee, CCE 29.11). In September 1973 he founded “Group 73”, together with V. Arkhangelsky, V. Albrekht and I. Korneyev (CCE 30.14, item 7). Andrei Tverdokhlebov, … Continue reading Andrei Tverdokhlebov’s Trial, 14-15 April 1976 (40.2)

The Trial of Alexander Ogorodnikov, 3-7 September 1980 (58.6)

<<No 58 : November 1980>> From 3 to 7 September 1980 the Kalinin Regional Court heard the case of Alexander Ioilevich OGORODNIKOV (b. 1950), who was charged under article 70 of the RSFSR Criminal Code. Ogorodnikov was arrested on 20 November 1978 (CCE 51) and sentenced to one year in ordinary-regime camps for ‘parasitism’ (CCE … Continue reading The Trial of Alexander Ogorodnikov, 3-7 September 1980 (58.6)

The Trial of Victor Goncharov, 3-4 October 1980 (58.18)

A second examination held at the Serbsky Institute and headed by the Institute’s Director G.V. Morozov concluded that Victor GONCHAROV was fit to stand trial (CCE 56). On 3-4 October a Kirovograd Court heard the case of Victor Mikhailovich Goncharov (b. 1955), who was charged under Article 187-1 of the UkSSR Criminal Code (Article 190.1 … Continue reading The Trial of Victor Goncharov, 3-4 October 1980 (58.18)

Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea (2020)

Monstrous sentences against CRIMEAN TATAR journalists & activists In the last decades of the Soviet regime, dissidents received 7-10 year sentences for "anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda". Modern Russia, persecuting Ukrainian citizens on illegally occupied territory for their religious beliefs and political views, is doubling such sentences. Seven Crimean Tatar civic journalists and activists have just … Continue reading Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea (2020)

The Arrests of Lazareva and Maltseva, September 1980 (60.10)

<<No 60 : 31 December 1980>> On 26 September 1980 the feminist Natalya Lazareva (b. 1947) was arrested in Leningrad (on feminism, see CCE 55.9 "Miscellaneous Reports" and 57.18 "The Right to Leave"). She was charged under Article 190-1 of the RSFSR Criminal Code.[1] On 16 December searches were conducted in Leningrad in connection with … Continue reading The Arrests of Lazareva and Maltseva, September 1980 (60.10)

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)