SOVIET PRISON POPULATION

Created: 5/4/1985

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rOA SANITORIUM. MANY OF hhich HERE JOINTLY MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND THE KGB. AT ANY RATE. PEOPLE CONVICTED AS POLITICAL OISSIOENTS HAS

text: 1. ii WW'S lxihemely OIFFICULT TO estimate THE PERCE* convicted individuals IN THE USSR MHO COULO have BEEN cla! political dissidents because the soviet government has very to admit that anyone MOULO have cause TO shom dissent against state. the records of those individuals hmo did commit politi crimes houlo probably indicate that they hao been convic' orunkeness or hooliganism, or that they had exhibited insane behavior ano had been sentenceoubordinate to both the the percentage of those people CONV1

vert small ANtlcrRT|JNLY LESS than one half of one percent Ol ALL convictions. JflBBF^ommcnt : source found this gucstion very difficult to ATOhLsS because heefense attorney for civil rimes only. ano did not have the security clearance required to defend those accused of political crimes.i

2. it mas not really possible to estimate hith any accuracy the total number of soviet citizens uho here in the overall penal or

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