44.2.2 – The Arrest of Alexander Ginzburg [3 February 1977]

<< No 44 : 16 March 1977 >> On 2 February 1977 an article, “Liars and Pharisees”, was published in the weekly Literaturnaya gazeta under the signature of A. Petrov (Agatov). Its appearance aroused serious concern for the fate of Alexander Ginzburg and Yury Orlov. The same day a press conference was called at Ginzburg’s…

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…