The Case of Anatoly Marchenko, 31 March 1975 (35.2)

«No 35 : 31 March 1975» 1958 – Anatoly Marchenko, a 20-year-old master driller, was found guilty of participating in a brawl. He was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment. (Later the case was reviewed and the sentence was changed to two years’ imprisonment.) 1959 – Marchenko escaped from a labour camp in Karaganda [Kazakhstan]. 1960 … Continue reading The Case of Anatoly Marchenko, 31 March 1975 (35.2)

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)

The deportation of Solzhenitsyn, 13 February 1974 (32.1)

<<No 32 : 17 July 1974>> On 13 February, after a prolonged and large-scale persecution campaign in the press, Alexander Isayevich SOLZHENITSYN was deported from the Soviet Union. The immediate cause was the publication of his GULag Archipelago by the YMCA Press (CCE 30.16).[1] The circumstances surrounding the publication of this book, as well as … Continue reading The deportation of Solzhenitsyn, 13 February 1974 (32.1)

Certain political prisoners sentenced for “betraying the Motherland”, October 1968 (4.4)

<<No 4 : 31 October 1968>> Article 13 of the [1948 Universal] Declaration of Human Rights states: Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state. Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country. In the concept of "Betrayal … Continue reading Certain political prisoners sentenced for “betraying the Motherland”, October 1968 (4.4)