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. <<Other texts and documents>> A Russian court has sentenced three Crimean Tatars, including a father and son, to exceptionally long terms of imprisonment, 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 … Continue reading 18, 17 and 13 years for discussing faith and Russian persecution: 12 January 2021

Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea (2020)

Monstrous sentences against CRIMEAN TATAR journalists & activists <<Other texts and documents>> 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 … Continue reading Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea (2020)

The Case of the Explosion on the [Moscow] Underground, March 1979 (52.1)

<<No 52 : 1 March 1979>> On 8 January 1977 an explosion occurred in a Moscow underground train. The authorities immediately tried to link this act of terrorism with dissident activity (CCE 44.15). On 31 January 1979 the following report was published: In the Supreme Court of the USSR.The Judicial Board for Criminal Cases of … Continue reading The Case of the Explosion on the [Moscow] Underground, March 1979 (52.1)