Whereas the International Humanist and Ethical Union fully supports the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and
Whereas this Declaration guarantees the right of every individual freely to choose his or her place of residence, and
Whereas Andrzei Sakharov and his wife, Ms Bonner, are now deprived of this right and are in internal exile at Gorky in the USSR, and
Whereas the USSR is a signer both of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and of the clauses of the Helsinki agreements dealing with human rights, Now, therefore the Board of Directors of the IHEU, meeting in New York on July 8, 1984, urge that Dr Sakharov and his wife be released from their exile in Gorky, and furthermore that Ms Bonner-Sakharov be granted permission forthwith to travel abroad for the medical treatment she needs, and that after such treatment she be allowed to rejoin her husband with full benefit of the rights guaranteed to Soviet citizens under the Constitution of the USSR.
Board of Directors 1984
'Internal Exile for Andrei Sakharov (1984)', Humanists International, Board of Directors, 1984