In the Psychiatric Hospitals, October 1972 (27.6)

<<No 27 : 15 October 1972>> In accordance with instructions from Moscow, political prisoners in the Leningrad Special Psychiatric Hospital [SPH] are being transferred to other establishments of the same type in towns where they have no relatives, thus restricting the opportunities for meetings and handing in parcels. * Those transferred to the Dnepropetrovsk SPH … Continue reading In the Psychiatric Hospitals, October 1972 (27.6)

Political Prisoners in Psychiatric Hospitals, July 1972 (26.5)

<<No 26 : 5 July 1972>> Vladimir llych Trifonov (b. 1938 in the Kalinin Region [Central Russia]) -- In 1966 Trifonov studied at the physics faculty of Kalinin Pedagogical Institute. He frequently argued with teachers in the department of political economy. As a result, a psychiatric examination was arranged for him. The examination lasted five … Continue reading Political Prisoners in Psychiatric Hospitals, July 1972 (26.5)

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, December 1971 (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). Victor Fainberg, b. 1931 Between 20 and 26 December 1971 Fainberg appealed to the USSR Minister … Continue reading Renewal of Fainberg and Borisov’s Hunger-Strike, December 1971 (23.4)

Political Prisoners in Psychiatric Hospitals: A Survey of Documents, March 1971 (18.1)

«No 18 : 5 March 1971» The imprisonment of dissenters in psychiatric hospitals continues to be the subject of public concern and protest. 1. In a letter appealing to the psychiatrists of a number of countries, the Action Group for the Defence of Human Rights in the USSR, stresses once more that this form of … Continue reading Political Prisoners in Psychiatric Hospitals: A Survey of Documents, March 1971 (18.1)