6.11 Appeal by Grigorenko and Yakhimovich

No 6 :28 February 1969 We consider it essential to end this issue of the Chronicle with the following document: TO THE CITIZENS OF THE SOVIET UNION 28 February 1969 The series of self-immolations, begun on 16 January 1969 by the Prague student Jan Palach in protest against the interference in the internal affairs of…

14.2 The fate of Pyotr Grigorenko

No 14 : 30 June 1970 On 13 May Academicians M.A. Leontovich and A.D. Sakharov, Master of physico-mathematical sciences V.F. Turchin and physicist V.N. Chalidze lodged a “Complaint concerning supervisory oversight” with USSR Procurator-General Rudenko against the decisions of the Tashkent City Court and the Uzbek Supreme Court (see Chronicle 12.2) in the case of…

12.2 The trial of P.G. Grigorenko

No 12 : 28 February 1970 At the very end of the investigation into charges under Article 190-1 of the Russian Criminal Code further charges were added, under Articles 191-4 of the Uzbek Criminal Code and 70 of the Russian Code. Grigorenko’s defence counsel, S. V. Kalistratova, learned this only at the trial, which opened…