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Valerii Andreevich Fefelov

Disabled worker , humanrights campaigner

Valerii Fefelov, USSR Disabled worker, humanrights campaigner.

Background

Fefelov, Valerii was born in 1949 in Iuriev-Polskii.

Career

Became disabled after an accident at work, and was thus closely acquainted with the plight of invalids in the Soviet Union. Became involved in defending the rights of the disabled. Founded a group with this aim, 1978.

After constant harassment by the Committee for State Security and confiscation of the documents he had collected, emigrated in 1982. Settled in West Germany where he continues his human rights activity. Wrote a book, published in the West, about the life of invalids in the Soviet Union.