In the Psychiatric Hospitals: December 1977 to February 1978 (48.12)

<<No 48 : 14 March 1978>> This section has been compiled, in the main, from materials in the Information Bulletins of the Working Commission to Investigate the Use of Psychiatry for Political Purposes: Nos. 5 (15 December 1977),  6 (1 February 1978) and 7 (24 February 1978). On the cover of Bulletin No. 5, as … Continue reading In the Psychiatric Hospitals: December 1977 to February 1978 (48.12)

In the Psychiatric Hospitals, August 1976 (41.7)

Chernyakhovsk Special Psychiatric Hospital [Kaliningrad Region]. Kubyshkin is a worker from near Moscow, just over 50 years old. Previously he was charged under Article 70 of the RSFSR Criminal Code for “conversations”, declared mentally incompetent and sent to the Leningrad Special Psychiatric Hospital. Now he has once again been “excused punishment” and this time sent … Continue reading In the Psychiatric Hospitals, August 1976 (41.7)

Dnepropetrovsk Special Psychiatric Hospital, September 1971 (21.3)

<<No 21 : 11 September 1971>> This “Psychiatric Hospital of Special Type” (postal address: Dnepropetrovsk-6, postbox YaE-308) was established in 1965-6. The hospital occupies the premises of a former prison. The regime is approximately the same as that of similar institutions in Kazan and Leningrad. The hospital consists of at least ten sections. The number … Continue reading Dnepropetrovsk Special Psychiatric Hospital, September 1971 (21.3)

The fate of dissenters declared mentally ill, July 1969 (8.7)

«Issue 8 : 30 June 1969» In the course of July three court hearings [CCE 9.3] are expected which will involve the ordering of compulsory measures of a medical nature. A panel of forensic psychiatry experts from the Serbsky Institute in Moscow has pronounced Victor Kuznetsov, whose arrest the Chronicle [CCE 7.3] has already reported, … Continue reading The fate of dissenters declared mentally ill, July 1969 (8.7)