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Sakharov calls again for a public trial

By WITH ANALYSIS FROM MONITOR CORRESPONDENTS AROUND THE WORLD, EDITED BY RUTH WALKER / February 27, 1980



Moscow

In a statement released in Moscow, Andrei D. Sakharov, the banished Soviet dissident physicist, made a fresh call Tuesday to Soviet authorities to try him publicly for his alleged crimes against the state.

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His wife said he is no longer getting correspondence from the Academy of Sciences and has received no invitation to next month's academy congress, prompting fears that expulsion from the elite body will be the next step against him.