Valentyn Moroz Continues his Hunger Strike, December 1974 (33.9)

Valentyn Moroz is continuing the hunger strike he began on 1 July (CCE 32.12). Valentin Yakovlevich MOROZ was born on 15 April 1936. In 1958 he graduated from the History Faculty of Lvov University. From 1958 to 1964, V. Moroz taught history at a school. In September 1964 he became a lecturer at the Ivano-Frankovsk … Continue reading Valentyn Moroz Continues his Hunger Strike, December 1974 (33.9)

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)

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

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)

A New Way of Fighting Religion, June-July 1976 (41.4)

[Alexander ARGENTOV] On 14 July 1976 Alexander Alexandrovich ARGENTOV (b. 1951) was summoned to the military registration and enlistment office of Moscow's Tushino district. He was sent for immediate examination to a psychiatric clinic. Argentov had never been registered as a psychiatric patient before. On his arrival at the clinic Dr Alexander Ivanovich Mazikov told … Continue reading A New Way of Fighting Religion, June-July 1976 (41.4)

The Action Group for the Defence of Human Rights in the USSR

The oldest human rights group in the Soviet Union, with members from Moscow, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, the ACTION GROUP began its activities in 1969 by appealing, over the heads of the Soviet government, to the UN Human Rights Committee. Its formal existence ended with the imprisonment of Tatyana VELIKANOVA in 1980. To see all related … Continue reading The Action Group for the Defence of Human Rights in the USSR

The Right to Leave, August 1980 (57.18)

..., Germans, Pentecostalists, Those who have left (Moscow, Leningrad, Voronezh; Yarym-Agayev; Women and Russia). GERMANS For two years Alexander Bous, a resident of Chelyabinsk, has been trying to emigrate with his father, mother and brother. On 1 and 2 April an article entitled “Spiritual emigres” was published in the newspaper Chelyabinsk Worker. The main attack … Continue reading The Right to Leave, August 1980 (57.18)