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June 5, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a damning indictment of Soviet human rights practices in the sixth year of Mikhail S. Gorbachev's rule, an international watchdog group on Monday condemned what it called widespread and continuing violations, including imprisonment for political motives, barriers to free emigration and prisoners living in "slavery."
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June 5, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a damning indictment of Soviet human rights practices in the sixth year of Mikhail S. Gorbachev's rule, an international watchdog group on Monday condemned what it called widespread and continuing violations, including imprisonment for political motives, barriers to free emigration and prisoners living in "slavery."
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September 23, 1987 | Associated Press
The Kremlin has issued an invitation to a Western group highly critical of its human rights policy to meet with officials in Moscow, the Soviet envoy to the 35-nation Helsinki review conference announced Tuesday. Western officials welcomed the unprecedented invitation and other recent shifts in Moscow's human rights policy but insisted on more improvements before signing an accord to end the conference. "In the all-important areas of human rights and human contacts, there is still a shortfall .
NEWS
September 23, 1987 | Associated Press
The Kremlin has issued an invitation to a Western group highly critical of its human rights policy to meet with officials in Moscow, the Soviet envoy to the 35-nation Helsinki review conference announced Tuesday. Western officials welcomed the unprecedented invitation and other recent shifts in Moscow's human rights policy but insisted on more improvements before signing an accord to end the conference. "In the all-important areas of human rights and human contacts, there is still a shortfall .
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November 2, 1989 | Reuters
Bulgarian dissidents, struggling under one of Eastern Europe's most orthodox Communist governments, formed a group Wednesday to monitor human rights. Activist Anton Zapryanov said he and 11 others had founded the Helsinki Watch committee to check Bulgaria's compliance with the human rights provisions of the 1975 Helsinki Declaration on Security and Cooperation in Europe. Similar committees exist in Western European countries as well as in Czechoslovakia and Hungary.
NEWS
October 20, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Czechoslovak police detained 15 human rights activists, including former Foreign Minister Jiri Hajek and an American member of the International Helsinki Federation, dissidents said. Olga Havlova, wife of dissident playwright Vaclav Havel, said they were detained when they arrived for a meeting at a restaurant in Prague, the capital, with a delegation from the Vienna-based federation, which monitors human rights violations. Jeri Laber, a member of U.S.
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September 15, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A human rights activist and journalist has died in prison in Turkmenistan, a rights group said Thursday. Ogulsapar Muradova bore a major head injury and there was evidence of strangulation, said Aaron Rhodes, executive director of the Vienna-based International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights. He blamed the government for what he said appeared to be a violent death. "It's an extremely serious crime that has taken place," Rhodes said.
NEWS
January 29, 1988 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
More than 100 Jewish refuseniks took part Thursday in a forbidden public protest only a block from the Kremlin. Soviet police, showing unusual restraint, did not interfere. The demonstration, one of the largest in recent years, coincided with a visit by members of the International Helsinki Federation, a Vienna-based organization that unites 13 national human rights groups monitoring the 1975 Helsinki accords.
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January 28, 1988 | United Press International
In a turnabout today, police permitted about 100 refuseniks demanding the right to leave the Soviet Union to conduct a 40-minute demonstration on the steps of the Lenin Library. Several participants said the demonstration, held in 7-degree weather, was the largest Jewish protest in the Soviet capital in years. Police and plainclothes agents watched from a distance as the protesters chanted, "Solidarity! Solidarity!" and waved banners urging that they be permitted to emigrate.
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January 28, 1988 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
The Soviet-sanctioned Social Committee for Human Rights held its first open meeting Wednesday, and East-West differences came immediately to the surface. A Western delegation, from the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights, was on hand to discuss the sensitive topic of Soviet compliance with the Helsinki accords of 1975 on emigration and political liberties.
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November 4, 1986 | DON COOK, Times Staff Writer
The Soviet Union will face a Western attack on its human rights record today at the opening of the third conference to review compliance with the 1975 Helsinki agreements on security and cooperation in Europe. The foreign ministers of 35 countries that signed the Helsinki agreements--the United States, Canada and every country in Europe except Albania--have come to Vienna for the opening of the conference, which is expected to last at least a year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1988
Fifteen months ago the Soviet Union made known its desire to be the host to an international human-rights conference in Moscow in 1988. The American and most other Western governments do not believe that Moscow would be an appropriate site, considering the Soviet Union's long and continuing record of human-rights violations.
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