A New Public Association: the Moscow Helsinki Group, 12 May 1976 (40.13)

<< No 40 : 20 May 1976 >> On 12 May 1976 a declaration was issued announcing the formation of a new public association [NGO] in Moscow: the “Group to Assist the Implementation of the Helsinki Agreements in the USSR”. The declaration states: The Group’s aim is to promote the observance of the Final Act … Continue reading A New Public Association: the Moscow Helsinki Group, 12 May 1976 (40.13)

43.2 Traditional Days of Protest in the Soviet Union

<< No. 43 : 31 December 1976 >> 30 OCTOBER 1976 – POLITICAL PRISONERS' DAY In 1976 Political Prisoners’ Day was observed for the third time. [1a]  In camps and prisons the traditional hunger-strikes took place on that day; over sixty people took part. Among them were: ● the women prisoners Irina Stasiv-Kalynets, Oksana Popovich, … Continue reading 43.2 Traditional Days of Protest in the Soviet Union

43.1 The Release of Bukovsky [18 December 1976]

<< No 43 : 31 December 1976 >> In September (?) of this year, the Danish Committee for the Sakharov Hearings proposed to the Soviet and Chilean authorities that they should simultaneously release Vladimir Bukovsky and Luis Corvalan from imprisonment. V. Bukovsky was arrested in March 1971 and sentenced to 7 years' imprisonment and 5 … Continue reading 43.1 The Release of Bukovsky [18 December 1976]