HC Deb 28 November 1979 vol 974 cc688-9W
18. Mr. David Atkinson

asked the Lord Privy Seal what representations have been made by Her Majesty's Government, as a co-signatory of the Helsinki Agreement, to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic following the recent arrest of Father Gleb Yakunin, the chairman of the Moscow Committee for the Defence of Believers Rights.

Mr. Hurd

The Government are deeply disturbed by Father Yakunin's arrest and by the continuing religious suppression in the Soviet Union. They have recently taken an opportunity to convey to the Soviet authorities their concern about human rights in the USSR.

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