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Yuri Orlov trial

Title
Yuri Orlov trial
Genre
Interview
TX Date
18 May 1978
Year of production
1978
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Duration
00:02:08
Description
Peter Allen interviews John Macdonald, his barrister who was banned from his trial, on the decision of a Russian court to sentence dissident Dr Yuri Orlov to seven years hard labour; unfairness of trial and preparations for an appeal; actions UK government should be taking.
Contributors
Peter Allen; John MacDonald
Keywords
Political prisoners; Human rights violations; USSR; Political systems; Legal decisions; Trials; Civil and political rights; Yuri Orlov; Sentencing

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