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Committee on Human Rights in the USSR

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Subject: Andrei Sakharov, Grigory Isayev, Non-governmental organizations based in Russia, Vasyl Makukh, Guram Mamulia
Collection: 1970 Establishments in the Soviet Union, Human Rights in the Soviet Union, Human Rights Organizations Based in Russia, Human Rights Organizations Based in the Soviet Union, Non-Governmental Organizations Based in Russia, Non-Governmental Organizations Based in the Soviet Union, Non-Profit Organizations Based in Russia, Non-Profit Organizations Based in the Soviet Union, Organizations Based in the Soviet Union, Organizations Established in 1970, Political Repression in the Soviet Union, Soviet Opposition Groups, Struggle Against Political Abuse of Psychiatry in the Soviet Union
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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 As a result his professorship was revoked by Soviet authorities.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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