The International Campaigns for Victims of Torture and Oppression
This letter to Nobel laureates requests support to end all torture and oppression in Chile in the wake of successful campaigns
to free Soviet scientists Yury Orlov and Anatoly Shcharansky. Included is a brief handwritten message from Halperin to Nirenberg.
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Nirenberg, Marshall W.
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Beyond the Laboratory: Professional, Personal, and Political Life, 1967-2002
The International Campaigns for victims of torture and oppression
directed by Henri Cartan, Membre de l'Academie des Sciences (France) and Israel Halperin, Fellow of the Royal Society
Address: c/o Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 1A1
Dear Dr. Nirenberg. If you co-sign this letter from Nobel Laureates, this does NOT imply any further commitment. Israel
To all Nobel Laureates:
Nobel Laureates gave leadership in the successful effort to free Prof. J.L. Massera in Uruguay, then Anatoly Shcharansky and
Yuri Orlov in the USSR, (98 Nobel Laureates for ORLOV). This influenced many thousands of individuals and organizations in
many countries to support the International Campaigns. So strong is the international support for these Campaigns that we
can now set out to end all torture and oppression in CHILE.
The message below from Nobel Laureates will be transmitted to every member nation of the Human Rights Commission of the United
Nations. This Commission meets in February-March each year. We will ask our many supporters to flood the Commission with
their individual letters, referring to this message, and expressing the strongest support for it.
Message to every member nation of the Human Rights Commission of the United Nations:
The inhuman practice of abduction, torture and oppression in Chile has been condemned by world-wide public opinion. The Human
Rights Commission has rebuked the Government of Chile but has failed to take effective measures to stop the practice. This
failure undermines the credibility of the Commission and weakens the United Nations. The undersigned Nobel Laureates call
on the Commission to take action that will be effective in stopping torture and oppression in Chile.
If you agree, please return this coupon as soon as possible to Professor Israel Halperin, University of Toronto, Toronto,
Ont. Canada, M5S 1A1
(i) Do you agree to be a co-signer of above message to Human Rights Commission, U.N.?
(ii) May we list you in our Bulletin as a supporter of the objective of the Chile Campaign?