Political Prisoners in Psychiatric Hospitals: A Survey of Documents, March 1971 (18.1)

«No 18 : 5 March 1971» The imprisonment of dissenters in psychiatric hospitals continues to be the subject of public concern and protest. 1. In a letter appealing to the psychiatrists of a number of countries, the Action Group for the Defence of Human Rights in the USSR, stresses once more that this form of … Continue reading Political Prisoners in Psychiatric Hospitals: A Survey of Documents, March 1971 (18.1)

The fate of Pyotr Grigorenko, June 1970 (14.2)

<<No 14 : 30 June 1970>> On 13 May Academicians M.A. Leontovich and A.D. Sakharov, Master of physico-mathematical sciences V.F. Turchin and physicist V.N. Chalidze lodged a "Complaint concerning supervisory oversight" with USSR Procurator-General Rudenko against the decisions of the Tashkent City Court and the Uzbek Supreme Court (CCE 12.2) in the case of P.G. … Continue reading The fate of Pyotr Grigorenko, June 1970 (14.2)

Commentary No 11

No 11 :  31 December 1969 11.1 The expulsion of Solzhenitsyn from the Writers Union [1] Sakhalin - an island off the Far Eastern coast of the Soviet Union, visited by Chekhov in 1890. His impressions of the forced labour camps and exiles' settlements located there are  recorded in Sakhalin Island, first published in 1893-4. … Continue reading Commentary No 11

The fate of dissenters declared mentally ill, July 1969 (8.7)

«Issue 8 : 30 June 1969» In the course of July three court hearings [CCE 9.3] are expected which will involve the ordering of compulsory measures of a medical nature. A panel of forensic psychiatry experts from the Serbsky Institute in Moscow has pronounced Victor Kuznetsov, whose arrest the Chronicle [CCE 7.3] has already reported, … Continue reading The fate of dissenters declared mentally ill, July 1969 (8.7)