12/01/81 12/??/81 12/15/81
Ralston Minker U. Washington
DESCRIPTION Announces membership change and status of current/ongoing projects. 1. Minker list to be updated in next few months. 2. Little response re correspondence with individuals on Minker list. 3. Computers used for suppression of human rights being pursued gingerly–strong opposition from ACM hierarchy. 4. Ralston is pursuing committee statement on need for CSFHR. Responds to Ralston 10/19/81 letter re corresponding with refuseniks. Ben has been corresponding with Haim Kilov as has Michael Brodie and Tom Gilb. He cannot handle others. Physicist sends material re: Arrest and Torture of Faculty Members at the Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. Attaches newspaper articles of November about Quaid-e-Azam. Memo to Sout Asia Coordinators re Pakista: Arrests of Academics from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad-lists Jamil Omar lecturer in computer science arrested 11/03/81. Asks Minker to add I. Havel and attaches note re Abramovich. Handwritten list of those sent the 03/81 ACM HR Report. Physicist sends letter re situation at Quaid-e-Azam Univ., Pakistan - reports on Dr. Jamil Umar in Rawalpindi jail. Quotes from letter about Omar. Sends March 1981 article to Samuel (Buddy) Sislen of Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington asks him to check the list and respond if there are changes or additions. Asks for response by March 1, 1982. Karen Smith is in O . Asst. Sec. Human Rights and Humanitarian A airs of State Department. Informs Ms. Smith he is attending meeting on 7 Jan. 1982 on behalf of ACM. Informs her of activities of ACM in human rights. Encloses copy of Minker March 1981 Report. Attaches Jan 1980 ACM President letter and resolutions. Also attaches CSFHR Charter Encloses USSR News Brief, No. 22 1981, 30 November 1981. Item 22-24 on Vyacheslav Bakhmin.