We regret with deep dismay that the Soviet government has not permitted Andrei Sakharov the right to travel to the United States in order to receive the “International Humanist Award” during is a Tenth World Congress of the International Humanist and Ethical Union meeting in Buffalo, New York. Mr Sakharov is an outstanding humanist and a strong defender of human rights arousing is the conscience of all of mankind.
Mr Sakharov is a member of the Academy of Humanism, a signer of Humanist Manifesto II, recipient of the 1988 International Humanist of the Year Award of the International Humanist and Ethical Union and recipient of the Humanist of the Year Award of the American Humanist Association, 1980, and has expressed a wish to receive the Award in person.
We appeal to Mr Gorbachev and the Soviet authorities to permit Mr Sakharov to come abroad to receive the award.
Board of Directors 1988
'International Humanist Award for Sakharov (1988)', Humanists International, Board of Directors, 1988