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Committee on Human Rights in the USSR

The Committee on Human Rights in the USSR(Комитет Прав Чеволека СССР) was founded in 1970 by Andrei Sakharov together with Andrei Tverdokhlebov and Valery Chalidze.[1] Andrei Sakharov was an eminent Soviet nuclear physicist who had publicly opposed the Soviet plans for atmospheric nuclear tests. In 1968, Sakharov had published "Progress, Coexistence and Intellectual Freedom," a plea for nuclear disarmament. As a result his professorship was revoked by Soviet authorities. He became a spokesman for the human rights in the Soviet Union.

The Committee opposed secret trials, capital punishment, and punitive psychiatry.[2]

Other prominent members of the committee included Aleksander Solzhenitsyn,[1] Yelena Bonner, Igor Shafarevich,[3] Pavel Litvinov [1]

The Committee formally sought for the membership of


See also

  1. ^ a b c d NGO's and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights By William Korey; ISBN 0-312-23886-X; p.145
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of Human Rights; ISBN 1-56032-362-0
  3. ^ Biographical Dictionary of Dissidents in the Soviet Union; ISBN 90-247-2538-0;p. 488

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