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USSR / Orlov Trial / Human Rights #53841

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 15, 1978
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(Studio) Beginning of trial in Moscow of scientist Yuri Orlov, head of committee to monitor USSR compliance with Helsinki agreements' human rights provisions, reported; chgs. stated.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Moscow, USSR ) Sovs.' barring of dissidents and reporters from "open" trial, incl. physicist Andrei Sakharov's abortive attempt to get in, noted. Film of Orlov, smuggled out of USSR , shown. Support for monitoring group by dissidents include Sakharov and wife reported Chgs. against Orlov, Alexander Ginzburg and Anatoly Shcharansky outlined. Orlov's testimony stated.
REPORTER: Charles Bierbauer

(Studio) Report on shadow trial opened by John McDonald, attorney Orlov had wanted to defense him and whom Sovs. refused entry to USSR . Film shown. McDonald's implication that move to boycott Moscow Olympics in 1980 might be way West could answer USSR treatment of Orlov and other dissidents.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Bierbauer, Charles;
Jennings, Peter

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