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US-USSR Relations / Shcharansky Verdict #258778

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 14, 1978
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(Studio) Conviction by USSR court of Anatoly Shcharansky on chgs. of spying for CIA noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Moscow, USSR ) Details given about attitude of those awaiting verdict outside court Shcharansky's mother, Mrs. Ida Milgrom, reported to have sent message to President Carter, who has denied Shcharansky had dealings with CIA. Statements of Nobel Prize winner Andrei Sakharov outlined. Announcement of verdict and sentence by Leonid Shcharansky reported Shcharansky's statements to court quoted, include his comparison of case to that of Alfred Dreyfus in 1894. Waiting crowd's singing of Israeli national anthem, "Hatikva", reported Outcome of related case, that of Anatoly Filatov, stated. Outlook for dissidents in USSR described.
REPORTER: Bernard Redmont

(Studio) Upcoming items outlined.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Redmont, Bernard

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