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Amnesty International

18 January 1977
BG B1/316

An important part of Amnesty International's work is to inform the news media. People who themselves have a history of political imprisonment can do this very convincingly. On 18 January 1977 the Russian dissident Vladimir Bukovsky met the press at the Amnesty International Amsterdam office. Bukovsky had been a victim of the Soviet policy of detaining dissenters in psychiatric institutions during the sixties and seventies.
Apart from many photos and posters, the IISH holds the Amnesty International archive, which includes the policy records of the International Secretariat in London and all individual country research files.