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…

The Arrest of Alexander Ginzburg, 3 February 1977 (44.2.2)

<< 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…

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,…