Dissidents: Nothing Has Changed

"Nothing Has Changed"

The Soviet Union's emigration laws are among the tightest in the world, but authorities will readily bend the rules when it suits them. Last week they did just that to rid themselves of a nemesis who had attracted worldwide attention: Psychiatrist Anatoli Koryagin, who was sentenced to seven years in labor camps after protesting the practice of locking up political dissidents in mental hospitals and often dosing them with mind-altering drugs.

With his wife and three children, including a son who had been imprisoned for unrelated dissident activities, Koryagin boarded a jet last week and flew to Switzerland. The physician, who...

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