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British Human Rights Organisations and Soviet Dissent, 1965-1985 (Hardcover) (Mark Hurst)

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This volume examines the efforts of activists in Britain who campaigned on behalf of dissidents who crusaded against Soviet authorities and faced punishments for doing so, and the British human rights organizations that were formed to create public awareness about Soviet human rights violations in the context of the Cold War. It explores the British response to the Soviet abuse of psychiatry from the 1965 publication of Valery Tarsis' Ward 7 through the incarceration of Evgeny Belov, Petro Grigorenko, and Zhores Medvedev; activism against this abuse by the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Special Committee on the Political Abuse of Psychiatry in putting pressure on the Soviet authorities; activism related to the Soviet assault on religious belief, including that of the Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry (the 35s) and the activism of the Centre for the Study of Religion and Communism, or Keston College, founded by Michael Bourdeaux; and activism by Amnesty International. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 249
Genre: History, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Soviet Union, History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Mark Hurst
Language: English
Street Date: May 5, 2016
TCIN: 50955465
UPC: 9781472527288
Item Number (DPCI): 248-13-0841
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