Amnesty Goes to Moscow

January 1976
National Review;1/23/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p23
The article comments on the Prisoners of Conscience in the USSR: Their Treatment and Conditions report released by Amnesty International in 1976. One of the topics that encompassed the report was about Soviet legal abuses that were directed against political and religious dissenters. Amnesty guessed that there were at least 10,000 political and religious prisoners in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. It was said that the Soviet authorities were certain to say that the estimate is too high, but if they were correct, they should break with tradition and publish the true figures themselves.


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