18, 17 and 13 years for discussing faith and Russian persecution, 12 January 2021

Crimean Tatars targeted in Military Court ruling. A Russian court has sentenced three Crimean Tatars, including a father and son,  to horrific terms of imprisonment without any crime, on the basis of discussions about their Muslim faith and political subjects, including Russia’s persecution of  Muslims.  This was claimed to have been “anti-Russian” and "anti-constitutional".   … Continue reading 18, 17 and 13 years for discussing faith and Russian persecution, 12 January 2021

KGB report about samizdat, 15 January 1971

Secretariat circulates KGB report, dated 21 December 1970 (Bukovsky Archives online). Notes recent evolution of samizdat from literary works to political publications; recommends obstruction and suppression of this trend. [Russian 15 January 1971, St 119-11], 5 pp. ================================ Workers of all Lands, Unite! COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION. CENTRAL COMMITTEE Must be returned within … Continue reading KGB report about samizdat, 15 January 1971

Those arrested in 1970: Supplement 2, January 1971 (17.15)

«No 17 : 31 December 1970» January 1971 Supplement to Chronicle No 17 PART TWO PEOPLE ARRESTED, OR ARRESTED AND TRIED IN 1970 For the information on individuals (see Part 1, CCE 17.14) * 1. RUSSIAN SOVIET FEDERATED SOCIALIST REPUBLIC MOSCOW Andrei Alexeyevich AMALRIK, b. 1938, commentator. Arrested 21 May; Article 190-1; three years hard … Continue reading Those arrested in 1970: Supplement 2, January 1971 (17.15)

Extra-Judicial Actions linked with the Kharkov Trials, April 1970 (13.6)

«No 13 : 30 April 1970» A witness, the engineer L. Kornilov, has been dismissed from his post a week before the trial of Ponomaryov and Nedobora [CCE 13.4] for "not having passed renewal-of-contract procedure", regardless of the fact that renewal of contract procedure had taken place at his factory two months previously. The day … Continue reading Extra-Judicial Actions linked with the Kharkov Trials, April 1970 (13.6)

Repressive acts against Action Group, December 1969 (11.12)

«No 11 : 31 December 1969» Repressive acts against Members of the Action Group and those who supported Appeals to the United Nations (May to December 1969) Members of the Action Group: (1) G. Altunyan, engineer from Kharkov, sentenced to three years in a labour camp under Article 190-1. (2) V. Borisov, worker from Leningrad, … Continue reading Repressive acts against Action Group, December 1969 (11.12)