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Page 10-Friday, May 19, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Soviets jail Orlov;
Continued from Page1) fluence on the decision of the court
seven days to appeal.
Orlov's British lawyer, John Mc- the sentence."
Donald, who was refused permission to Orlov's wife Irma said the courtro
attend the trial, said in London that an was packed with chosen, hostile sp
appeal was being prepared. tators who applauded the sentence a
Sakharov, 56, and his wife, Yelena shouted: 'You should have given h
Bonner, were detained for five hours af- more."
ter the incident with police. Tass said She said her husband "was wond,
the couple committed "impudent ful, calm. He kept looking at me a
hooligan actions." smiling while the judge was talking.'
ALL THIS WAS like a play," Orlov's MRS. ORLOV said that when she a
dissident colleague Vladimir Slepak Orlov's 25-year-old son by a previc
said after the verdict. "It was all marriage, Dmitri, refused to stand1
decided beforehand. The trial had no in- the reading of the verdict, the son wE

Sakharov detained

ejected from the courtroom and she
was hauled to her feet "like a sack."
Afterward, a crowd of 100 supporters,
100 police, plainclothesmen and an-
tagonistic onlookers caught a brief
glimpse of the red-haired Orlov as he
was led into a police van. He raised his
hand as supporters chanted "Yura,
Yura," the familiar form of his name.
Still awaiting trial but with no date
set are Antoly Shcharansky and
Alexander Ginzburg-co-founders with
Orlov of Moscow's "Helsinki" dissident
group formed to monitor Soviet com-

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pliance with human rights provisions of
the 1975 Helsinki accords.
GINZBURG WAS arrested just
before and Shcharansky just after
Orlov, who was imprisoned Feb. 10,
1977. All have been held incom-
municado.
In Soviet Georgia 1,000 miles south-
west of Moscow, Zviad Gamsakhurdia
and Merab Kostava, founders of a local
Helsinki group, also were on trial
yesterday on similar charges. Tass said
they have pleaded guilty:
Outside the Orlov courtroom, the tall,
balding Sakharov, surrounded by 40
dissidents, told police barring his way:
"Let me in. Under Soviet law all
citizens are allowed into court when a
sentence is read."
DISSIDESNTS QUOTED Mrs.
Sakharov as telling the policemen:
"I'm not leaving here. If you touch me,
I'll fight."
Witnesses said police appeared to be
trying to restore calm, but there was a
scuffle during which Mrs. Sakharov
slapped one policeman in the face and
Sakharov hit at a policeman who was
trying to restrain him.
After this, the witnesses said,
Sakharov's arms were seized and he
and his wife were bundled into a green
bus and driven away. From the window
he shouted, "Nobel Prize for Orlov."
Sakharov later said he and his wife
were freed from a militia station after a
prosecutor there spoke on the telephone
with a high official. But he said two
young men arrested-with him were
taken to a court and sentenced to 15
days each for "petty hooliganism."
Orlovscase is the latest in a decade
and a half of dissident trials during
which religious believers, Jews wishing
to emigrate and human rights activists
have been sentenced to internal exile,
labor camps or psychiatric hospitals.
Eritrean
struggle
(Continued from Page 1)
troops had already infiltrated into
Djibouti. Unless Somalia ceases its
"anti-peace and anti-people" activities,
he was quoted as saying, there could be
another confrontation between the two
East African nations.
Somalia claims Somali-populated
sections of Ethiopia, Djibouti and nor-
thern Kenya as part of a "Greater
Somalia."
The guerrilla efforts - a constant
feature of the 16-year Eritrean struggle
for independence - may be viewed as
"consciousness raising" or as
propagandistic mind control. But in
either case, their success will be tested
if a massive Ethiopian counterattack is
now under way in Eritrea as the
Eritrean Liberation Front claims.
IF THE SOVIETS decide to give all-
out support to Ethiopia against Eritrea,
they could become involved in their
own Vietnam-style debacle. So far
there is no confirmation that the Soviets
or the estimated 20,00 Cuban troops in
Ethiopia are involved in the fighting in
Eritrea, and their hesitation to move
openly could reflect an awareness of
this danger.
For the Eritrean guerrillas, the swit-
ch of their former Soviet and Cuban
allies to the side of the Ethiopians is a
difficult element to handle in their

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