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ADL Gives Support to Democratic Movement in the Soviet Union

The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith today condemned the Soviet Union’s “heavy-handed policy of repression and punishment” of dissidents and declared it was in full support of the Democratic Movement “which is peaceably and courageously attempting to improve the quality of life and human rights in the USSR.”

In a separate resolution, the League urged the U.S. Senate to ratify the United Nations’ Convention Against Genocide “without further delay.” The two resolutions, adopted by the League’s civil rights executive committee, were announced by Lawrence Peirez, chairman of the civil rights committee.