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USSR Exiles / Bukovsky / Amalrik #47413

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 23, 1977
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(Studio) Exiled USSR dissident talks to joint congress committee on human rights today.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Vladimir Bukovsky was, after Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Andrei Sakharov, most prominent dissident in Russia. [BUKOVSKY - notes 1st prison sentence and type of prison.] Bukovsky finally exiled in December in exchange for Communist leader in Chile. Bukovsky speaks to committee monitoring observance of Helslnki agreement and says USSR has no intention of observing it; also talks about asylums and treatments inmates get as insane people. [BUKOVSKY - cites treatment and its aims that political prisoners get.] Bukovsky says Nixon-Ford policy of keeping quiet on human rights incrd. violations in USSR and he's encouraged by Carter; also says United States should go further and that each dealing with Soviets should be based on human rights.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) In Paris, France, today, police drag exiled USSR historian, Andrei Amalrik, away from entrance to president palace. Amalrik had demanded to see President Valery Giscard-d'Estaing to discuss Soviet treatment of dissidents. Amalrik says French police similar to Soviet secret police.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Reasoner, Harry

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