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Chronicle 1977

  • January

    • 1 January


      Founding of the human rights group "Charta 77" in Czechoslovakia.

      Artists and intellectuals – including Václav Havel, Jiri Hájek and Jiri Dienstbier – as well as politicians connected with the Prague Spring join forces to draw attention to violations of human rights that go against the Helsinki Final Act, which the CSSR also signed.
    • 11 January


      The People’s Police restrict access to the West German Permanent Mission in East Berlin, mainly to hold back GDR citizens wanting to leave the country.
    • 20 January


      Beginn of the presidency of Jimmy Carter (USA)
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