The Movement of the Meskhetians for a Return to their Homeland, July 1971 (20.9)

«No 20 : 2 July 1971» On 4 May 1971 the leaders of the Soviet State were sent an appeal signed by O. Selimov, chairman of the Council of Elders of the Turkic Association for the Defence of National Rights. The Council of Elders of the Meskhetian people, who have been in exile for 27 … Continue reading The Movement of the Meskhetians for a Return to their Homeland, July 1971 (20.9)

The Movement of the Meskhetians for a Return to their Homeland, April 1971 (19.6)

«No 19 : 30 April 1971» In 1969 the Chronicle reported on the Meskhetians, a population native to the southern areas of Georgia, on the history of the forcible deportation of the entire people (CCE 7.6), and on the persecution of the Meskhetians when they attempted to return to their homeland (CCE 9.7).[1] For 27 … Continue reading The Movement of the Meskhetians for a Return to their Homeland, April 1971 (19.6)

The Trial of Zviad Gamsakhurdia and Merab Kostava, 15-19 May 1978 (50.2)

<<No 50 : November 1978>> From 15 to 19 May the Tbilisi City Court heard the case of Zviad Gamsakhurdia and Merab Kostava. The two men were charged with “anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda” (Article 71 of the Georgian Criminal Code [equivalent to Article 70 of the Russian Code]). The court was presided over by A. … Continue reading The Trial of Zviad Gamsakhurdia and Merab Kostava, 15-19 May 1978 (50.2)

Mustafa Dzhemilev has not been freed, September 1975 (37.1)

<<No 37 : 30 September 1975>> On 19 June 1975, three days before the end of Mustafa Dzhemilev’s one-year term of imprisonment “for ignoring a summons for military service” (CCE 32.9 and CCE 33.1), a fresh charge was brought against him under Article 190-1 of the RSFSR Criminal Code. Mustafa Dzhemilev declared a hunger strike. … Continue reading Mustafa Dzhemilev has not been freed, September 1975 (37.1)

Leningrad Trial – the aeroplane affair, 11-20 May 1971 (20.1)

«No 20 : 2 July 1971» The case was heard in the Leningrad City Court [27] from 11-20 May 1971. Accused were: Gilya Izrailevich Butman, aged 39, an engineer – Articles 17 (complicity), 64-a, 70-1, 72 and 189-1 of the Russian Criminal Code. Mikhail Semyonovich Korenblit, aged 34, a dentist – Articles 17, 64-a, 70-1, … Continue reading Leningrad Trial – the aeroplane affair, 11-20 May 1971 (20.1)