Soviet dissident trials

Title
Soviet dissident trials
Genre
News report; Parliamentary debate
TX Date
11 Jul 1978
Year of production
1978
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Duration
00:03:56
Description
Prue Keely reports on the Soviet dissident trials, their effect on international relations and the challenge they pose to human rights. Includes (speaking in the House of Commons): James Callaghan, Prime Minister; David Owen, Foreign Secretary, refusing to take action against the USSR; Kenneth Baker on what he considers a travesty of justice; Enoch Powell. Planned SALT (Strategic Arms Limitation Talks) between the USSR and USA on nuclear disarmament are to go ahead.
Contributors
James Callaghan; Enoch Powell; Prue Keely; Kenneth Baker; David Owen
Keywords
USA; Human rights; UK; USSR; International relations; Nuclear disarmament; Trials; Political activists; Political dissenters; East West relations; Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) (1972-1979)

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