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Mykhaylo Osadchy

Volume 978: debated on Monday 11 February 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will raise with the Soviet authorities, under the provisions of the Helsinki Final Act, the case of Mykhaylo Osadchy, a Ukrainian prisoner of conscience.

The Government's policy is to raise individual human rights cases with the Soviet authorities when we judge that this might be effective. To reveal the details of our representations might undermine their effectiveness. The Government are well aware of the distressing case of Mr. Osadchy.