Political Prisoners, 1 February 1987 (KGB report)

KGB report to Gorbachev (Bukovsky Archives online). The numbers then serving a sentence under Articles 70,  190-1 and 142 of the RSFSR Criminal Code. One third held in psychiatric institutions; encouraging applications for a pardon from such prisoners; terms of release terms eased [Russian 1 Feb 87, 183-Ch] (9 pp)  Excerpts. ================================== [page one of … Continue reading Political Prisoners, 1 February 1987 (KGB report)

The trial of Galanskov, Ginzburg, Dobrovolsky and Lashkova, 8-12 January 1968 (1.1)

<<No 1 30 April 1968>> On 10 December 1968 it will be twenty years since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of Human Rights. "Human Rights Year" began all over the world on 10 December 1967. On 11 December 1967 the trial of Yury GALANSKOV, Alexander GINZBURG, Alexei DOBROVOLSKY and Vera LASHKOVA was … Continue reading The trial of Galanskov, Ginzburg, Dobrovolsky and Lashkova, 8-12 January 1968 (1.1)

The Trial of D. Mikheyev and F. de Perregaux, September 1971 (21.2)

<<No 21 : 11 September 1971>> Moscow. The trial of Dmitry Mikheyev and Francois de Perregaux, a citizen of Switzerland, took place in public at the Moscow City Court on 17-23 August (for their arrest,  CCE 16.10, item 7; and investigation, CCE 18.10, item 4). The investigator was KGB Major Fochenkov. The chairman of the … Continue reading The Trial of D. Mikheyev and F. de Perregaux, September 1971 (21.2)

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)

The Trial of Victor Kapitanchuk, 8-9 October 1980 (58.5)

<<No 58 : November 1980>> On 2 September Tatyana Kapitanchuk telephoned Moscow KGB investigator Levchenko, who was conducting the case against her husband Victor Kapitanchuk, a member of the Christian Committee to Defend Believers' Rights in the USSR (arrested 12 March, CCE 56). She asked him whether he knew what her husband’s opinion was on … Continue reading The Trial of Victor Kapitanchuk, 8-9 October 1980 (58.5)