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US-USSR Relations / Dissident Trials / Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (Salt) #258722

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 11, 1978
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(Studio) Continuing trial of 2 Soviet dissidents, amidst growing international protest, reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Moscow, USSR ) Barring of spectators at treason trial of Anatoly Shcharansky, include that of his brother Leonid, reported KGB agents photography of onlookers mentioned. Arrival of Nobel Prize winner Andrei Sakharov noted. Sakharov's report on trial of Alexander Ginzburg in Kaluga detailed. Dismissal from court of Mrs. Irina Ginzburg cited and details, according to her account, given; her report of witness' testimony about dissidents' listening to Voice of American broadcasts and reading books of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn stated. Sakharov's report on 3rd trial, of Helsinki human rights group member Viktorus Pyatkus in Vilnius, Lithuania, outlined. Soviet official's report on secret Shcharansky trial hearing reported.
REPORTER: Bernard Redmont

(Studio) French Communist party's filing of protest about trials with Moscow noted. Other protests in Paris reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Paris, France) Protest march in Paris, led by Natalia Avital Shcharansky, who lives in Israel, and attended by delegations from French Communist party and Communist trade union detailed. Mrs. Shcharansky's visit with Netherlands Prime Min. Andreas Von Ott outlined; film shown. Israeli Prime Min. Begin's meeting with Mrs. Shcharansky mentioned. Her upcoming mtg. in Geneva with Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and plans to fly to Washington, DC noted.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

(Studio) Arrivals of Vance and foreign minister Andrei Gromyko in Geneva for talks on SALT reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Geneva, Switzerland) Arrival statements by both men, ignoring dissident trials issue, reported; Vance's upcoming meeting with Mrs. Natalia Avital Shcharansky mentioned. Topics of discussion planned for Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) talks. Backfire bomber issue mentioned.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Press Secretary Jody Powell's statement about President Carter's unsuccessful attempts to gain freedom of Shcharansky, Ginzburg and other Soviet dissidents reported Congress reaction to trials stated.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) [Senator minister leader Howard BAKER - states feelings about situation.] [Senator Bob DOLE - calls for President Carter to recall Secretary Vance, send strong message to Sovs. and ask that United States attorney general be observer at trials.] Calls on President to refuse USSR requests for computer and oil drilling technology noted. [Senator Henry JACKSON - says allowing exports and sending Vance to Geneva is participation in Soviet actions.] Senator Robert Packwood's statements about situation, during meeting of Helsinki agreement cong. monitoring commission stated. [PACKWOOD - says Helsinki pact should be declared null and void.] Mrs. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's statements reported [Mrs. SOLZHENITSYN - (thru translator) calls for United States action.] Senator resolution, introduction by majority leader Robert Byrd, concerning trials detailed.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Bowen, Jerry;
Jones, Phil;
Kalb, Marvin;
Mudd, Roger;
Redmont, Bernard

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