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)

Chronology, December 1976 to March 1977 (44.1)

<<No 44 : 16 March 1977>> December 1976 18     Exchange of Bukovsky and Corvalan 24     Searches among members of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group 25     Psychiatric arrest of Vladimir Borisov (Leningrad) * 1977 January 1977 4       Searches among members of Moscow Helsinki Group TASS announcement of link between Helsinki Group and NTS 5    Creation of the … Continue reading Chronology, December 1976 to March 1977 (44.1)

Materials about Sakharov, December 1973 (30.12)

<<No 30 : 31 December 1973>> (1) Sakharov interview and material about him in the Soviet press and in samzidat In an interview with the Swedish correspondent [Olle] Stenholm in mid-June Academician Sakharov stated: “In our country socialism has manifested itself in an unprecedented concentration of economic and political power, an exceptional degree of monopolization.” … Continue reading Materials about Sakharov, December 1973 (30.12)

Traditional Days of Protest in the Soviet Union, December 1976 (43.2)

<< No. 43 : 31 December 1976 >> 30 OCTOBER 1976 POLITICAL PRISONERS' DAY In 1976 Political Prisoners’ Day was observed for the third time. [1a]  In camps and prisons the traditional hunger-strikes took place on that day; over sixty people took part. Among them were: ● the women prisoners Irina Stasiv-Kalynets, Oksana Popovich, Irina … Continue reading Traditional Days of Protest in the Soviet Union, December 1976 (43.2)

The Committee for Human Rights in the USSR, 4 November 1970 (17.4)

«No 17 : 31 December 1970» The Committee for Human Rights, consisting of Academician A.D. Sakharov and physicists A.N. Tverdokhlebov and V.N. Chalidze, was formed in Moscow on 4 November 1970. The committee formulated five principles underlying its activities: "1. The Committee for Human Rights is a creative association acting in accordance with the laws … Continue reading The Committee for Human Rights in the USSR, 4 November 1970 (17.4)