An Appeal for Vasyl Fedorenko

On January 17, 1977, we were informed by dissidents in Moscow that Ukrainian political prisoner Vasyl Petrovych Fedorenko, who has been on a hunger strike since December 10, 1975, was driven by the cruel treatment of the Vladimir Prison administrators to make an attempt to end his life by self-immolation.

An Appeal to The UN Committee for Human Rights

(Translated from the Russian by the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation) We, the signers of this letter, deeply disturbed by the unceasing political persecutions in the Soviet Union, perceiving in this a return to the Stalin era when our entire country was gripped by terror, appeal to the United Nations Committee …