05/30/81* 06/ /81
DESCRIPTION Undated letter, approx. 04/81. He is an ACM member since 1974. Ivan Sipos is a Romanian citizen. He is Jewish, not a Communist party member. Has two brothers who live abroad. He and wife filed for emigration to U.S., 9/27/80. Professor, Polytechnic Univ. of Bucharest starting 1963 and a founder of Computer Science Department. Banned from teaching 12/80 and given menial job. Has M.A. degree UC Berkeley in CSe and Ph.D. from Polytech. Inst. Bucharest. Wife has Ph.D. in librarianship(?) and was dismissed. Asks for help to emigrate and suggests letters to various senators and organizations. Gives his brother’s adddress and Prof. Herb Baskin, Berkeley as reference. Doesn’t want name disclosed as information source Article by editor and human rights coordinator, Comm. Sci. Freedom and Human Rights, AAAS Civil Engineering, p.50–52, “Support urged for persecuted engineers.” Reviews Amer. Soc. Civil Eng. (ASCE) role in human rights, and situation in Argentina, USSR, and Iraq for engineers. Mentions one person from each of these countries. Says can obtain complete list from AAAS. Major sec. an ASCE and Human Rights. Thanks Jack for sending March 1981 ACM Report. American Physical Society is aware of report and probably will be influenced by it. “Keep up the great work!” Concerned about Anatoly Shcharansky’s health and asks him to make inquiries as to his health. Assures Alexandrov his letter is private. Believes Shcharansky release will create badly need inmprovement with American computer scientists. Received phone call from friend of Leonid Volvovsky cited in report. Friend provided update information on Volvovsky. Enclosed copies of correspondence regarding March 1981 report. Believes Minker should answer Veklerov. Dante B. Fascell, Chair Comm. Sec. and Coop. in Europe thanks CCS for ACM March 1981 report. “The publication is excellent and will be a useful addition to the Commission materials on prisoners of conscience and refuseniks.” Says Velikanova was never a member of Mosow Hesinki Group. Updates condition of Osipova. Received info on Soviet mathematician Aleksandr Bolonkin imprisoned because involved with Chronicle of Current Events. Action requested to support Bolonkin. Attaches Bolonkin appeal by Sakharov, 05/03/81. Return receipt. Received letter posted 04/22/81. Clearinghouse on Science and Human Rights publication, “Scientists and Human Rights in Argentina Since 1976.” 67 pp. Appendix B lists 60 Argentinian scientists whose human rights violated. Appendix E has Universal Declaration of Human Rights of UN, December 10, 1948.