The President of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
On August 8, 1985 the Supreme Court of Serbia reduced the sentences against Miodrag Miliæ and Milan Nikoliæ to 1½ year and 8 months imprisonment respectively. In spite of the more lenient character of this judgement, this act still continues the conflict for the realisation of the specific rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution of the Federal Republic (art. 166-169) and disregards international conventions (UN Charter, UN Declaration of Human Rights and the Helsinki treaty).
The board of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, meeting in Paris, urge your Excellency to use the power of pardon entrusted to the head of state to put a peaceful and just end to the continuing struggle for these freedoms in Yugoslavia.
Telegram on behalf of Board of Directors August 26, 1985
'Appeal for Pardon in Yugoslavia (1985)', Humanists International, Board of Directors, 1985