Political Prisoner’s Day, 30 October 1974 (33.1)

<< 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…

23.4 Renewal of Fainberg and Borisov’s Hunger-Strike

No 23 : 5 January 1972 Victor Fainberg and Vladimir Borisov, who are in the Leningrad Special Psychiatric Hospital, declared a new hunger-strike on 26 December 1971 (on their previous hunger-strike see CCE 19.3 and CCE 22.8 [item 14]). Between 20 and 26 December 1971 Fainberg appealed to the USSR Minister of Health, Academician Petrovsky,…