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Gorbachev: Still A Long Way to Go
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The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Washington, D.C.
Author: Goldfarb, Alex
Date: May 10, 1988
Start Page: a.21
Section: OP/ED

For the first time, Soviet officials have begun taking questions on human rights abuses-if not from their own people at least from concerned foreigners. Slowly but steadily about half of the political prisoners have been released. The rate of emigration has gone up. Advocacy on behalf of wronged Soviet citizens has become a routine element of the State Department's work. Just like generals or diplomats, Soviet dissidents have begun measuring time by counting superpower summits.

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