33.1 – Political Prisoner’s Day [30 October 1974]

<< No 33 : 10 December 1974 >> According to advance information received from the labour camps of Mordovia and Perm, a decision was taken there to designate 30 October 1974[1] as the “Day of the Political Prisoner in the USSR”. On that day the prisoners intended to declare hunger strikes, which were to last…

22.7 Appeals in Defence of Human Rights

No 22 : 10 November 1971 [1] On 24 October Pyotr Yakir addressed a letter to G. Pompidou and L. I. Brezhnev, [28] expressing his belief that the Paris talks would lead to further progress in the consolidation of peace on earth and in relations between France and the USSR. Yakir then expresses his opinion…