A document of the World Federation for Mental Health, March 1972 (24.7)

<<No 24 : 5 March 1972>> This resolution was passed at a meeting of the Executive Board of the World Federation for Mental Health. [29] Hong Kong, 25 November 1971 “There are many definitions of mental health but one thing they all have in common is the recognition of each man’s freedom of opinion which … Continue reading A document of the World Federation for Mental Health, March 1972 (24.7)

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)

Commentary No 5

No 5 : 31 December 1969 5.1 SURVEY OF SAMIZDAT IN 1968 [1] Notable prose works appearing in samizdat during previous years. Ginzburg, Krutoi marshrut (1967 (in Grani 64-8, Frankfurt); Into the Whirlwind (London 1967) Shalamov stories published 1966-1970 in Novy zhurnal (New York); two included in Michael Scammell (ed), Russia's Other Writers (1970). Lidiya … Continue reading Commentary No 5

The fate of Pyotr Grigorenko, June 1970 (14.2)

<<No 14 : 30 June 1970>> On 13 May Academicians M.A. Leontovich and A.D. Sakharov, Master of physico-mathematical sciences V.F. Turchin and physicist V.N. Chalidze lodged a "Complaint concerning supervisory oversight" with USSR Procurator-General Rudenko against the decisions of the Tashkent City Court and the Uzbek Supreme Court (CCE 12.2) in the case of P.G. … Continue reading The fate of Pyotr Grigorenko, June 1970 (14.2)

Investigation of the cases of Ilya Gabai and Pyotr Grigorenko, August 1969 (9.6)

«No 9 : 31 August 1969» When Galina Gabai [CCE 9.8], wife of Ilya Gabai, addressed a complaint to the Procurator-General, protesting not only against the unlawful arrest of her husband, but also against his being sent to Tashkent without the slightest reason—according to the law the investigation should be held in the place where … Continue reading Investigation of the cases of Ilya Gabai and Pyotr Grigorenko, August 1969 (9.6)

P.G. Grigorenko on the special psychiatric hospitals, December 1969 (11.2)

«No 11 : 31 December 1969» In her book Midday [Polden] Natalya Gorbanevskaya includes the following account by P.G. Grigorenko. It is published here in abbreviated form. *** The idea of "special psychiatric hospitals" is not in itself without merit, but as for the way this idea is implemented in our country, there is nothing … Continue reading P.G. Grigorenko on the special psychiatric hospitals, December 1969 (11.2)

A clarification of nationalities policy, February 1969 (6.6)

No 6 : 28 February 1969 In February 1969 Dmitry Motyl, a student of the physics and chemistry faculty of the Mendeleyev Chemico-Technological Institute in Moscow, showed his friends an appeal by the Crimean Tatars to people of good will [CCE 2.4]. One of the students suggested to the Komsomol committee that they should express … Continue reading A clarification of nationalities policy, February 1969 (6.6)

Documents circulating in samizdat about the trial, October 1968 (4.3)

<<No 4 : 31 October 1968>> The letter of 28 August 1968 from Natalya Gorbanevskaya [CCE 3.3] to the editors of Rude Pravo, Unita, Humanite, The Morning Star and other foreign newspapers: an account of the events of 25 August. A letter from Anatoly Jakobson replying to accusations that the demonstration was "useless". A letter … Continue reading Documents circulating in samizdat about the trial, October 1968 (4.3)