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USSR / Orlov Conviction and Sentencing #257893

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 18, 1978
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(Studio) Sentence of Moscow court against USSR dissident Yuri Orlov, and chgs. against him, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Moscow, USSR ) Details given with regard to trial of Orlov, with foregone conclude that verdict would be guilty. Barring of west reporters and dissidents, include Nobel Prize winner Andrei Sakharov, noted. Mrs. Orlov's statements about trial outcome quoted. Orlov's founding of Moscow-Helsinki Monitoring Group mentioned. Photos shown.
REPORTER: Bernard Redmont

(Studio) State Department response to Orlov conviction quoted. Condemnation of event by congress resolution also noted. Concerns about timing of trial for US, just prior to resumption of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) negotiations, and State Department spokesperson's statement that arms talks have no link to human rights issue outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Redmont, Bernard

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