21.9 Religious Persecution

No 21 : 11 September 1971 [1] Lithuania PRIENAI. On 26 August Juozas Zdebskis, vicar of the Roman-Catholic church in Prienai, was arrested by officers of the Lithuanian Procuracy. J. Zdebskis is a popular figure among believers, and is well-known and respected by the Lithuanian intelligentsia [see CCE 18.10, item 18]. He had been teaching…

19.4 The Fate of Members of the “All-Russian Social-Christian Union for the Liberation of the People”

No 19 : 30 April 1971 The first issue of the Chronicle reported the trial of members of the “All-Russian Social-Christian Union for the Liberation of the People” (ASCULP) [CCE 1.6]. [See note 1] Seventeen “rank-and-file” members of ASCULP were convicted, as well as (separately) four “leaders”: Igor Vyacheslavovich Ogurtsov (b. 1937) the “head” of…