ABC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 07, 1987
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(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Possible significance of major release of jailed dissidents, announced by human rights activist Andrei Sakharov, considered; details given, scenes shown. Nikita Khrushchev's release of thousands jailed by Stalin recalled. [Freed dissident Sergei GRIGORYANTS - praises seeing children.] [Boris BEGUN - is encouraged for jailed father Josef Begun.] [US ambassador Arthur HARTMAN - thinks USSR is responding to international pressure for human rights.] Mikhail Gorbachev's reform movement considered.
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