The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 10, 1976 · Page 7
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 7

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Palm Beach Post, Friday, December 10, 1976 A7 Peace Prize Winner Endorses Helsinki Accord Q - How has your private life been in the past year? A - For the first Wk months, I had no residential permit, no official permission to live here (in Moscow). Pressure on our family certainly continues. Attacks in the press are one form of this pressure. My son-in-law is still without a job in what is, in fact, official pressure on our close and loving family. My friends are constantly being harassed. Besides the effect on them, this is another way of getting at me. Q - You and others in the dissident movement here have argued that constant pressure on Soviet authorities from the West is the only hope for liberalization. Aren't there limits to such pressure, beyond which a backlash from the authorities can result? A - I believe pressure on the Soviet Union is absolutely necessary to guarantee a bare minimum of human and political freedoms, without which one cannot speak about ideological detente and without which no international trust is possible. vowing to continue his campaign, he said he welcomed the influx of younger people into the civil rights movement to help share the burden. Sakharov also said he looks to the future for himself and his family "with great anxieties." He did not elaborate. He said he doubted he will be allowed to travel abroad "for the long-time future." Excerpts from the questions and answers in the interview follow: Q - What effect has the Nobel award had on your life and work in what is called the "democratic movement?" A - It has been contradictory and contrasting. The influence of public opinion has been very important and very positive. Yet all this year, the authorities seemed to ignore my changed public status and increased public authority. As before, I was not permitted to attend dissident trials . . . as before, my overseas telephone and mail communications were cut off throughout the year. MOSCOW (AP) - Andrei D. Sakharov, 1975 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, said yesterday there has been some progress in the struggle for individual freedom in the Soviet Union. But he said there has been no letup in government pressure against him and other dissidents in the year since he was awarded the prize. On Dec. 10 last year, Sakharov's wife accepted the Nobel prize on his behalf because the Soviet Union refused to let him travel to Oslo. Yesterday, the 55-year-old nuclear physicist and political dissident talked with the Associated Press about what has happened since then. He was interviewed in the bedroom of his modest two-room flat, a 10-minute drive from the Kremlin. Sakharov cited as progress in the human rights fight what he said was a change in the "psychological atmosphere" in the Soviet Union, brought about by scientific and philosophical seminars, art exhibits and concerts held in private apartments without official approval. "The single most important event was the organization of a group to help fulfill the Helsinki agreements in the U.S.S.R., headed by Yuri Orlov," Sakharov said. "It is addressing itself to the problems of court and psychiatric repressions, the situations in the camps and prisons, the suppression of religious groups, national discrimination against the Crimean Tartars, the violations of national cultures in the republics, the problems of emigration and reunification of families." The Helsinki agreement, endorsed by the Soviet Union, the United States and many other countries, in effect ratified Europe's post-World War II boundaries as permanent while calling for a freer flow of information, people and ideas between East and West and for human rights improvements in Warsaw Pact nations. Despite the improvement he cited, Sakharov said he has become increasingly worn down by continued official condemnation and by his responsibilities as the No. 1 SDokesman for dissent in this country. While - . , ti?vH : I, vt , ' f 5 11 ,. k M & I I I 1 A Andrei D. Sakharov . . . tired dissident Kidnaped Heir Died In Bunker ft -A mm- SAARBRUECKEN, West Germany (UPI) - Police said yesterday the kidnaped heir to a brewery fortune died from exposure while chained to the wall of a World War II bunker. Two men were arrested and may face murder charges in the abduction. Police said Gemot Egolf lost 33 pounds while in the bunker after his kidnaping five weeks ago. Although Egolf's parents paid an $833,333 ransom, the kidnapers never collected it. Police charged Joachim Mueller, 21, a forester, and Andreas Leiner, 22, a plumber, with the kidnaping. They said they might charge the two men with murder. Police said the two kidnapers confessed that they had lured their victim to a rendezvous through a telephone call. They then pushed him into a car, bound and gagged him and drove him to the remote bunker. The men chained his left foot to the wall. The men told police that they only visited Egolf every three or four days and that his mental and physical condition rapidly deteriorated during his captivity. Saarbruecken Prosecutor Hans Wiesen ordered an autopsy to determine the cause of Egolf's death. Egolf, 32, the son of a millionaire and nephew of the owner of the German Karlsberg brewery, dropped out of sight Oct. 19 after he left his office suddenly following a telephone call. Police discovered that he bought a train ticket to Koblenz and inquired about connections to Zurich, Switzerland, on the same day. In letters and telephone calls to Egolf's parents and a priest, the kidnapers pressed their demands for the ransom. Police said Mueller and Leiner led them to Egolf's body on Wednesday. They said he had died Monday while in captivity in the bunker. One day before police found Egolf's body, his parents had offered a reward of $20,833 for information about him. Egolf's abduction was the third major kidnaping in West Germany in as many months. The two other kidnapings ended with the victims' release unharmed after the payment of large ransoms. mm i t!!il ill BIIII Willi - -a - - rt -si ! tut, ri6p" , 1 DRESS UP YOUR This Christmas, mmmmMmmM&m yivu iiiiii something he really wants -a HOMELITE chain saw. MJAAA ' CHRISTMAS ANGEL AND SAVE 25 TO 40 How adorable they'll look at holiday time even if the halos are tilting! 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