Political Releases (53.1)

<<No 53 : 1 August 1979>> Pardons, April 1979. On 15 June 1970, a group of people who were planning to hijack an aeroplane and escape abroad in it were arrested in Leningrad. In December of the same year, they were sentenced to various terms of imprisonment, and on two of them, Mark Dymshits and … Continue reading Political Releases (53.1)

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)