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Aleksei Grigor'evich Murzhenko

Aleksei Murzhenko, USSR Human rights campaigner.

Background

  • Murzhenko, Aleksei was born in 1942 in Lozovaia in the Ukraine.

  • Career

    • Arrested in Moscow, 1962, for membership of an unofficial students’ circle. Sentenced to 6 years in the Gulag camps. Took part in the Leningrad hijacking attempt with E. Kuznetsov and others, 1970.

      Sentenced to 14 years in the camps. Released, 1984. Re-arrested, 1985, and sentenced to another 2 years. His letters from the camps have been published in samizdat and later abroad.
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    Born 1942
    (age 75)
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