The Hunger Strike of Fainberg and Borisov, March 1972 (24.4)

<<No 24 : 5 March 1972>> In the Leningrad psychiatric prison-hospital the plight of Victor Fainberg and Vladimir Borisov, who declared a second hunger strike on 26 December 1971 (CCE 23.4), has sharply deteriorated. On 3 January Fainberg began to be given injections of aminazin [similar to chlorpromazine]; he attempted to commit suicide, whereupon an … Continue reading The Hunger Strike of Fainberg and Borisov, March 1972 (24.4)

Renewal of Fainberg and Borisov’s Hunger-Strike, January 1972 (23.4)

<<No 23 : 5 January 1972>> Victor Fainberg and Vladimir Borisov, who are in the Leningrad Special Psychiatric Hospital, declared a new hunger-strike on 26 December 1971 (on their previous hunger-strike see CCE 19.3 and CCE 22.8, item 14). Between 20 and 26 December 1971 Fainberg appealed to the USSR Minister of Health, Academician Petrovsky, … Continue reading Renewal of Fainberg and Borisov’s Hunger-Strike, January 1972 (23.4)

Chronology: Dec. 1976 to March 1977 (44.1)

<<No 44 : 16 March 1977>>  December 197618Exchange of Vladimir Bukovsky and Luis Corvalan24Searches among members of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group25Psychiatric arrest of Vladimir Borisov (Leningrad) January 19774Searches among members of Moscow Helsinki Group TASS announcement of link between Helsinki Group and NTS5Creation of the Working Commission to Investigate the Use of Psychiatry for Political Purposes Yury Mnyukh … Continue reading Chronology: Dec. 1976 to March 1977 (44.1)

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 trial of Vladimir Borisov (Leningrad), 19 November 1969 (11.10)

«No 11 : 31 December 1969» The trial of Vladimir Borisov, charged under Article 190-1 of n the Russian Criminal Code, took place on 19 November. Borisov was judged to be of unsound mind and the court decreed that he should undergo compulsory treatment in a psychiatric hospital of special type, i.e. a prison hospital. … Continue reading The trial of Vladimir Borisov (Leningrad), 19 November 1969 (11.10)