Masha Karp: Why Has Former Soviet Dissident Vladimir Bukovsky Gone on Hunger-Strike in Britain?

posted 26 Apr 2016, 14:15 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 26 Apr 2016, 14:16 ]
24 April 2016

By Masha Karp

My British friends are puzzled: why should one weaken oneself? Why jeopardize one’s already very poor health? Can’t things be resolved in court? No, says Vladimir Bukovsky, a man of outstanding courage and integrity, who has devoted his life to the struggle with the Soviet regime, spent 12 years in the Soviet prisons and mental hospitals and was banished from his native country. He has lived in Britain since 1976, first admiring the country, but now getting desperate about its failure to understand the sinister character of the current Russian regime. [Read more]