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IMPLEMENTATION OF THE HELSINKI ACCORDS VOL. IV - REPORTS ON SOVIET REPRESSION AND THE BELGRADE CONFERENCE

Sunday, June 05, 1977
10:00am
2154 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
United States
Members: 
Name: 
Hon. Dante B. Facell
Title Text: 
Chairman
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Name: 
Hon. Jonathon Bingham
Title Text: 
Commissioner
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Name: 
Hon. Paul Simon
Title Text: 
Commissioner
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Name: 
Hon. John Buchanan
Title Text: 
Commissioner
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Name: 
Hon. Richard Stone
Title Text: 
Commissioner
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Name: 
Hon. Robert Dole
Title Text: 
Commissioner
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Witnesses: 
Name: 
Edward WIlliams
Title: 
Counsel
Body: 
Aleksandr Ginzburg
Name: 
Lyudmila Alekseeva
Title: 
Founding Member
Body: 
Public Group to Promote Observance of the Helsinki Agreements in the U.S.S.R.
Name: 
Lidia Voronina
Title: 
Assisstant
Body: 
Group to Promote its Investigation of the Persecution of Fundamentalist Christians
Name: 
Edward Kline
Title: 
Sponsor/Translator
Body: 
Khronika Press

In light of first anniversary of the creation of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, this hearing focused on the work and the plight of courageous individuals who utilized the Helsinki accords as instruments for advancing international respect for human rights. In particular, the hearing delved into the case of Anatoly Shcharansky, one of the most courageous spokesmen of human rights in the U.S.S.R., faces treason charges as groundless as they are ominous. The Soviet decision to hold a show trial for Shcharansky with phony evidence and counterfeit witnesses combined with the earlier arrest of members of Helsinki monitoring groups in Russia, Ukraine, and most recently, in Georgia, were in violation of the Helsinki accords.

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