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Health and Guilt: Interview with Vyacheslav Bakhmin on the Sentencing of Mikhail Kosenko

posted 11 Oct 2013, 02:06 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 11 Oct 2013, 02:11 ]
18 October 2013

Elena Polyakovskaya 

Source: Radio Svoboda

Civic activists see the sentence passed on 18 October in the trial of Mikhail Kosenko as the return of punitive psychiatry. In Soviet times this was one of the methods of repression used by the authorities. In 1977 Moscow Helsinki Group set up a Working Commission to investigate the use of psychiatry for political purposes. One of the organizers of the Commission was Vyacheslav Bakhmin. [Read more]