HC Deb 13 February 1981 vol 998 c432W
Viscount Cranborne

asked the Lord Privy Seal what progress was made in the implementation by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Eastern European countries of the provisions of the Helsinki Final Act during the last six months.

Mr. Blaker

[pursuant to his reply, 19 January 1981, c. 24]: I have to make a correction to paragraph 2 which should read: The Moscow group is now reduced to five active members, four of whom signed an appeal to the Madrid conference. Others to have suffered in the past six months include Tatyana Velikanova, a veteran Moscow human rights activist; V. Stus, a Ukrainian Helsinki monitor; a fellow Ukrainian monitor Heyko Matusevich; A. Ogorodnikov, a founder-member of the unofficial Christian seminar; Father G. Yakunin, a founder-member of the Christian Committee for the Defence of Believers' Rights in the USSR: and V. Bakhmin, a founder-member of the working commission to investigate the use of psychiatry for political purposes.

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