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

Traditional Days of Protest in the USSR, December 1976 (43.2)

<< No. 43 : 31 December 1976 >> 30 OCTOBER 1976 POLITICAL PRISONERS' DAY In 1976 Political Prisoners’ Day was observed for the third time. [1a]  In camps and prisons the traditional hunger-strikes took place on that day; over sixty people took part. Among them were: ● the women prisoners Irina Stasiv-Kalynets, Oksana Popovich, Irina … Continue reading Traditional Days of Protest in the USSR, December 1976 (43.2)

Repressive acts against Action Group, December 1969 (11.12)

«No 11 : 31 December 1969» Repressive acts against Members of the Action Group and those who supported Appeals to the United Nations (May to December 1969) Members of the Action Group: (1) G. Altunyan, engineer from Kharkov, sentenced to three years in a labour camp under Article 190-1. (2) V. Borisov, worker from Leningrad, … Continue reading Repressive acts against Action Group, December 1969 (11.12)

The arrest of Natalya Gorbanevskaya, 24 December 1969 (11.9)

«No 11 : 31 December 1969» Natalya GORBANEVSKAYA was arrested on 24 December 1969. Born in 1936, Natalya Yevgenievna Gorbanevskaya and graduated from the philological faculty of Leningrad State University in 1963. A talented poet, she took part in the 25 August 1968 demonstration on Red Square [CCE 3.3] against the sending of troops to … Continue reading The arrest of Natalya Gorbanevskaya, 24 December 1969 (11.9)