Repressive Measures against the Helsinki Groups: Georgia, 1977-1978 (48.4)

<<No 48 : 14 March 1978>> The Case of Gamsakhurdia, Kostava and Rtskhiladze. On 25 January 1978, Victor RTSKHILADZE was re-arrested. He had been arrested in April 1977 together with Zviad GAMSAKHURDIA and Merab KOSTAVA but was released him four days later after signing an undertaking not to leave Tbilisi (CCE 45). The KGB is … Continue reading Repressive Measures against the Helsinki Groups: Georgia, 1977-1978 (48.4)

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)

Repressive measures against the Helsinki Groups: Lithuania, 1977-1978 (48.3)

<<No 48 : 14 March 1978>> The Case of Viktoras Petkus. On 23 August 1977, the day of Viktoras Petkus’s arrest, a search was carried out at the home of Birute Pasiliene, who lives near Klaipeda (CCE 47.5), in addition to the searches reported in CCE 47.5. The warrant for the search, as for the … Continue reading Repressive measures against the Helsinki Groups: Lithuania, 1977-1978 (48.3)

Repressive measures against the Helsinki Groups: Ukraine, 1977-1978 (48.3)

<<No 48 : 14 March 1978>> Pressure on Mykola Rudenko. Mykola Rudenko [head of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group] was sent to a camp only in November 1977, two months after his appeal hearing (for his trial, see CCE 46.4). All that time the authorities continued to exert pressure on him (see CCE 47). On 14 … Continue reading Repressive measures against the Helsinki Groups: Ukraine, 1977-1978 (48.3)

Repressive measures against the Helsinki Groups: Moscow, 1977-1978 (48.2)

<<No 48 : 14 March 1978>> In November 1977 nine months had passed since the day that Alexander Ginzburg and Yury Orlov were arrested; December 1977 marked nine months since the arrest of Anatoly Shcharansky (CCE 44.2). For all three men, therefore, the maximum period of detention in custody during the investigation of a case … Continue reading Repressive measures against the Helsinki Groups: Moscow, 1977-1978 (48.2)

The Expulsion of P.G. Grigorenko, 13 February 1978 (48.1)

<<No 48 : 14 March 1978>> Pyotr Grigorevich GRIGORENKO has been deceitfully expelled from the USSR. On 10 March 1978, Soviet subscribers received issue No 8 of the Gazette of the USSR Supreme Soviet (22 February 1978). There they learned that on 13 February the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet had stripped Pyotr Grigorevich … Continue reading The Expulsion of P.G. Grigorenko, 13 February 1978 (48.1)