Repressive Measures against the Helsinki Groups: Armenia, 1977-1978 (48.5)

<<No 48 : 14 March 1978>> The morning of 22 December 1977 saw the start of a major operation against the Armenian Helsinki Group. Group members Robert NAZARYAN, a deacon of the [Armenian Apostolic] church, and Shagen ARUTYUNYAN, a manual worker, were arrested and there were a number of simultaneous searches. The search warrants, issued … Continue reading Repressive Measures against the Helsinki Groups: Armenia, 1977-1978 (48.5)

The Trial of Vyacheslav Bakhmin, 22-24 September 1980 (58.2)

<<No 58 : November 1980>> From 22 to 24 September the Moscow City Court, presided over by N.A. Baikova, heard the case of Vyacheslav Ivanovich BAKHMIN, a member of the Working Commission to Investigate the Use of Psychiatry for Political Purposes. Bakhmin (b. 1947; arrested on 12 February 1980, CCE 56.4) was charged under Article … Continue reading The Trial of Vyacheslav Bakhmin, 22-24 September 1980 (58.2)

The Trial of Vyacheslav Igrunov, 11-13 March 1976 (40.5)

From 11 to 13 March 1976 a case was heard in the Odessa Regional Court concerning the ordering of medical treatment for Vyacheslav IGRUNOV. His actions were defined as subject to Article 187-1 of the Ukrainian SSR Criminal Code (corresponding to Article 190-1 of the RSFSR Code). According to the “Resolution of the investigative authorities … Continue reading The Trial of Vyacheslav Igrunov, 11-13 March 1976 (40.5)

The Case of Vyacheslav Igrunov, December 1975 (38.8)

<<No 38 : 31 December 1975>> V. Igrunov is threatened with internment in a special psychiatric hospital. As far as the Chronicle knows, in the last three years no such sentences have been imposed in “political” cases.[i] There follows an account of the investigation in Igrunov’s case, including (for the reader’s convenience) some episodes reported … Continue reading The Case of Vyacheslav Igrunov, December 1975 (38.8)