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February 1, 1992 | DON SHANNON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The collapse of totalitarian Communist regimes contributed to a general improvement in human rights conditions worldwide last year, the State Department reported Friday. "In many countries there is now less fear of the knock on the door at midnight than there was as recently as five years ago," Richard Schifter, assistant secretary for human rights, said in releasing the agency's annual report on the state of human rights worldwide.
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February 1, 1992 | DON SHANNON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The collapse of totalitarian Communist regimes contributed to a general improvement in human rights conditions worldwide last year, the State Department reported Friday. "In many countries there is now less fear of the knock on the door at midnight than there was as recently as five years ago," Richard Schifter, assistant secretary for human rights, said in releasing the agency's annual report on the state of human rights worldwide.
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January 29, 1991 | From Associated Press
Hundreds of pro-Kremlin Latvian police officers jeered the republic's president Monday, reflecting the deep division in local law enforcement ranks over the issue of independence.
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September 10, 1991 | From Associated Press
Veteran human rights activist Yuri Orlov confronted Lithuania's chief prosecutor Monday and demanded to know why the newly independent country is exonerating Nazi war criminals. Chief prosecutor Arturas Paulauskas replied that Lithuanian law forbids rehabilitation of people who were convicted of genocide in Soviet courts.
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September 10, 1991 | From Associated Press
Veteran human rights activist Yuri Orlov confronted Lithuania's chief prosecutor Monday and demanded to know why the newly independent country is exonerating Nazi war criminals. Chief prosecutor Arturas Paulauskas replied that Lithuanian law forbids rehabilitation of people who were convicted of genocide in Soviet courts.
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January 29, 1991 | From Associated Press
Hundreds of pro-Kremlin Latvian police officers jeered the republic's president Monday, reflecting the deep division in local law enforcement ranks over the issue of independence.
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