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USSR / Turchin / Human Rights #490902

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 14, 1977
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(Studio) USSR has allowed dissident Valentin Turchin, family and friends to leave Moscow, but without saying why.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Vienna, Austria) Turchin, Kronid Lyubarsky and Boris Veil and families arrive in Vienna aboard Aeroflot flight from Moscow; are met by representatives from Amnesty International Turchin was head of Amnesty International in Moscow; says he doesn't believe he and friends would have been allowed out except for Belgrade conference and emphasis on human rights. Turchin talks of other dissidents still in USSR , like Andrei Sakharov and yuri Orlov. [TURCHIN - notes sentences given to such people, for believing in Helsinki agreements and trying to monitor to be sure humanitarian articles observed. It was hard to leave USSR , but was compelled to do so.]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

Briggs, Fred;
Brinkley, David

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