DATE 12/ /81
USSR News Brief
DESCRIPTION Reviewed article forwarded earlier. Checked names that appeared on the list. Those checked are still in USSR and nothing changed. Those not checked do not appear in their lists. Provides new address for Shcharansky. (Material sent was not found in Minker records.) Clearing House Report on Science and Human Rights. Changes sought in Proposed U.N. Code on Torture. Page 7, info on Osipova, Kovaylev, Shcharansky, Brailovsky. John D. Scanlon is Deputy Asst. Secy. State for European A airs. Asks Scanlon to deliver material to the Honorable Ronwald Spasowski, Polish Amb. to U.S. Envelope open for him to read. Hon. Romwald Spasowski, Polish Amb. to U.S. Sends March 1981 ACM HR Report. In text of statement read by Spasowski 12/20/81 in Wash. Post, 12/21/81, he states, “The professors from the Academy of Sciences have been put to prison.” Minker asks for names of computer scientists who have been imprisoned. Minker to publish their names in CACM so 35,000 computer scientists in world will know of their plight. Responds to letters y Sterling statrting with 29 Oct. 1. Forwarding material he sent to Minker. Agrees we should focus on USSR, but we do not have solid facts from other countries. 2. Newsletter about, by and for comp. scientists whose HR violated. Intriguing idea a possible Committee activity. Asks for types of content and administrative details. 3. Computers used to suppress human rights. Notes that it is a very sensitive issue in ACM. Asks Sterling to draft guidelines on this topic. Report on Anti-semitic Discrimination in 1981 to Moscow State Univ. Attached Nov. 29, 1980 letter from Walter Rudin to Professor Schein of a conversation with Fedorchuk who confirmed that Jews and non-Jews were given di erent exams. No. 23/24 1981. Item 23/24-2, Boris Chernobylski, radio engineer.