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Aleksei Grigor'evich Murzhenko

Human rightscampaigner

Aleksei Murzhenko, USSR Human rightscampaigner.

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.