11.17 Appendix – repressive measures in 1969

No 11 : 31 December 1969 The Chronicle gives a list of [62] persons known to have been subjected to repression for political reasons in 1969. [Note: the laws indicated refer to the Russian Criminal Code. In the other fourteen Union Republics Article 70 and Article 190-1 have a different numeration.] [This list was corrected…

7.13 News in brief

Issue 7 : 30 April 1969 [1] On 15 April in Riga a student, Ilya Rips, tried to immolate himself. Under the Freedom Obelisk, set up when Latvia was independent, he unfurled a banner with the words FREEDOM FOR CZECHOSLOVAKIA. A hostile crowd gathered around him.  The youth threw off his overcoat, under which was…