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, January 1972 (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). Between 20 and 26 December 1971 Fainberg appealed to the USSR Minister of Health, Academician Petrovsky, … Continue reading Renewal of Fainberg and Borisov’s Hunger-Strike, January 1972 (23.4)

The Trial of Julia Voznesenskaya (Okulova), 29-30 December 1976 (43.5)

<<No 43 : 31 December 1976>> CCE 42 described the searches and arrests in Leningrad in connection with Case 62, the “anti-Soviet slogans case”, particularly the arrest of Julia Okulova (Voznesenskaya is her pen-name) and Natalya Lesnichenko. Three days after they were arrested Okulova and Lesnichenko were released on condition that they did not leave … Continue reading The Trial of Julia Voznesenskaya (Okulova), 29-30 December 1976 (43.5)

Leningrad Trial – the aeroplane affair, 11-20 May 1971 (20.1)

«No 20 : 2 July 1971» The case was heard in the Leningrad City Court [27] from 11-20 May 1971. Accused were: Gilya Izrailevich Butman, aged 39, an engineer – Articles 17 (complicity), 64-a, 70-1, 72 and 189-1 of the Russian Criminal Code. Mikhail Semyonovich Korenblit, aged 34, a dentist – Articles 17, 64-a, 70-1, … Continue reading Leningrad Trial – the aeroplane affair, 11-20 May 1971 (20.1)

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)

The Leningrad Trial of the “Hijackers”, 15-24 December 1971 (17.6)

«No 17 : 31 December 1971» The trial of M.Yu. Dymshits, E. S. Kuznetsov, S.I. Zalmanson, J.M. Mendelevich, I.I. Zalmanson, Yu.P. Fyodorov, A.G. Murzhenko, A.A. Altman, L.G. Khnokh, B.S. Penson and M. A. Bodnya was held in the Leningrad City Court on 15-24 December 1970. The court consisted of N. A. Yermakov, chairman of the … Continue reading The Leningrad Trial of the “Hijackers”, 15-24 December 1971 (17.6)

Trials of Recent Years, 3 October 1969 (16.5)

<<No 16 : 31 October 1970>> On 3 October 1969 the Leningrad City Court (consisting of O.V. Karlov, chairman; V.M. Shimanov and V.I. Chistov, people's assessors; A.Ya. Dosugov, Procurator [State prosecutor]; and G.V. Feigina and E.N. Trofimovskaya, counsels for the defence) considered in closed session the case of Galina Vladimirovna Silivonchik (CCE 15.8 [her surname … Continue reading Trials of Recent Years, 3 October 1969 (16.5)