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Tue Oct 29, 2019, 07:40 AM

Soviet-Era Dissident Vladimir Bukovsky Dies Aged 76

Prominent Soviet-era dissident Vladimir Bukovsky, who helped expose the Soviet Union's abuse of psychiatry to silence critics, has died in Britain aged 76.


During the 1960s and 1970s, Bukovsky spent 12 years in Soviet prison camps and psychiatric clinics on charges of "anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda."

He was among the first to report the Soviets' use of psychiatric institutions to punish political prisoners.

He lived in Britain since 1976, when the Soviet government exchanged him for Chilean communist leader Luis Corvalan.


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