No 60 : 31 December 1980

THE STRUGGLE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE SOVIET UNION CONTINUES

None of the reports in this issue have been digitised. Page numbers for the pdf version
(CCE Nos 59-61, see below) are given to the right of the items in this Contents page.

Special statement on Chronicle 59 (confiscated by KGB)
and turnover of Chronicle editors

1. The Trial of Alexander Lavut  [9]

2. The Trial of Vazif Meilanov (Makhachkala) [16]

3. PERSECUTION OF THE WORKING COMMISSION  [16]
(on the Use of Psychiatry for Political Purposes)

– The Arrest of Irina Grivnina
[photos of Lefortovo Prison, 17-19]
– The Trial of Leonard Ternovsky  [20]

4. Case No. 50611-14/79  [21]

– The Case of the Journal Poiski (Searches)
– The Trial of Sorokin
– Miscellaneous
– Concerning the ‘Belletrist’ Club  [21]
– The Hunt for the Novel Enych  [23]
– A Search at the Home of Kirill Popov

5. Persecution of the Action Group
for the Rights of the Disabled  [23]

6. ARRESTS  [24]

– The Arrest of Alexei Myasnikov
– The Arrest of Natalya Lazareva and Natalya Maltseva  [25]
– The Arrest of Victor Brailovsky
– The Arrest of Gennady Bogolyubov and Arnold Yeremenko  [26]
– The Arrest of Konstantin Azadovsky

7. Searches  [28]

8. The Case of Tatyana Osipova  [28]

9. PERSECUTION OF THE CRIMEAN TATARS  [33]

10. EVENTS IN UKRAINE  [33]

– The Trial of Miron Sas-Zhurakovsky
– The Trial of Nikolai Krainik
– The Trial of Dmitry Mazur
– The Trial of Stepan Khmara, Vitaly Shevchenko and Alexander Shevchenko

– The Arrest of Olga Meshko  [37]
– The Arrest of Vladimir Sichko  [38]
– The Arrest of Anatoly Zinchenko and Genrikh Altunyan

– Miscellaneous

11. EVENTS IN ESTONIA  [39]

12. EVENTS IN LITHUANIA  [39]

– The Trial of Janulis and Buzas
– The Trial of Navickaite and Vitkauskaite
– The Trial of Abrutis
– The Trial of Skuodis
– The Trial of Iesmantas and Peceliunas
– The Trial of Stanelyte.

– Miscellaneous

13. PERSECUTION OF BELIEVERS  [43]

Catholics in Lithuania

– Documents of the Catholic Committee
to Defend Believers’ Rights

Adventists
 – The Trial of Zvyagin

Baptists  [44]
– The Trial of V. Rytikov and Vilchinskaya
– The Arrest of Rumachik

Orthodox Christians

14. THE RIGHT TO LEAVE  [46]

– Tenth Anniversary of the Sentencing of the ‘Aeroplane People’,
– Moscow, Kiev, Lvov, Armenia,
– Those who have left

15. IN THE PRISONS AND CAMPS  [49]

– Chistopol Prison
– The Mordovian Camps
– The Perm Camps
– In Other Prisons and Camps
– Letters and Statements by Political Prisoners
– In Defence of Political Prisoners
– Releases

16. IN EXILE  [52]

– releases

17. IN THE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS  [53]

– releases

18. AFTER RELEASE  [53]

19. Extra-judicial persecution

20. Miscellaneous reports  [54]

– Human Rights Day in Moscow
– the breaking-up of unofficial seminars

21. LETTERS AND STATEMENTS  [57]

– Letters by A.D. Sakharov
– After the Trial of V.V. Sokirko  [61]
– Documents of the Moscow Helsinki Group

22. Samizdat update  [65]

23. Corrections and additions  [66]

– The case of Mikhail Gorbal
– The case of Vyacheslav Chornovil

[End notes and Bibliographical note, 122]

THIRTEENTH YEAR OF PUBLICATION

“Issue 60 of the Chronicle appeared in Moscow in August 1981,”
USSR News Brief fortnightly, 31 August 1981 (item 16-4).

First publication in English, Amnesty International, January 1982
CCE 59-61 : 15 November & 31 December 1980; 16 March 1981 (AI pdf)

No 61 : 16 March 1981 …