'Helsinki' rights activist faces trial in Moscow

Ivan Kovalyov, one of the last active members of the dissident "Helsinki" group on human rights, has been arrested in Moscow and is expected to go on trial, dissident sources report.

Mr. Kovalyov is charged with anti-Soviet agitation, which carries a maximum sentence of 7 years in labor camp and 5 of internal exile, the sources said. His father and wife are already serving labor-camp and exile sentences for their convictions on similar charges.

The "Helsinki" group was set up to monitor Soviet compliance with international pledges on human rights.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK