Guilty, even, of thoughts they have not expressed …
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A statement by Tatiana Khodorovich
At trials in Odessa, Moscow, Omsk and Vilnius, people have again been prosecuted and found guilty of thoughts they have expressed – and even thoughts they have not expressed.
Sentences have been passed as follows:
Vyacheslav Igrunov – sent to an ordinary psychiatric hospital;
Certain citizens of the Soviet Union and of Western countries, have seen the seeds of liberalism in these sentences and sighed with relief. At last! A psychiatric hospital, not a psychiatric prison [“special” psychiatric hospital]; exile, not a labour camp; two and a half years imprisonment, not seven.
It is our duty to issue a warning: normal people should harbour no illusions about trials in the USSR! [Read more]
A Chronicle of Current Events (No 40), 20 May 1976
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