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Professor Yuri Orlov

Volume 977: debated on Tuesday 29 January 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will ask the leader of the United Kingdom delegation to the CSCE scientific forum, due to open in Hamburg on 18 February, to propose that the meet- ings should be adjourned until Professor Yuri Orlov is released.

The Government have already made clear their repugnance at the denial of basic human rights in the Soviet Union to scientists and others—most recently over the banishment of Dr. Sakharov from Moscow. We are confident that the Government's attitude will be taken into account by the British scientists attending the CSCE scientific forum in Hamburg.