Kovalev's Wife Interrogated

On February 28, 1975, Major Istominas A.A. interrogated the wife of Sergej Kovalev, L. Boicova, who had brought her husband a parcel. Kovalev is currently being held incommunicado in the headquarters of the Vilnius Security.

A. Lavutas Interrogated

On March 28, 1975, in the quarters of the Vilnius Security, Major Istominas interrogated A. Lavutas, who had brought a parcel for Kovalev. Lavutas refused to cooperate in the interrogations, because, in his words, such interrogation interferes with the free distribution of information. Istominas asked Lavutas whether the 34th number of the Chronicle of Current Events had been published, and explained that Kovalev would not be incriminated in Number 34, but only in Number 33.

Gajauskas, (Mrs.) Pašilienė and Petruševičius Interrogated:

On March 4, 1975 Balys Gajauskas, (Mrs.) Birutė Pašilienė and Algis Petruševičius were interrogated.

Gajauskas was asked about a list of prisoners found at his home. He explained that he knows many Lithuanian political prisoners because he had recently returned after serving 25 years.

"I know very well what they are suffering," spoke Gajauskas, "and consider it my duty to help them when they return. I made the list so that I would not forget anyone." To the interrogator's question why he translated Gulag Archipelago into Lithuanian, he replied that in his opinion this book would some day be published in the Soviet Union and his translation would be useful. (During a search at the home of Gajauskas, fifty pages of a rough draft of a translation of the Gulag Archipelago were taken).

Birutė Pašilienė was again asked how she obtained a copy of the Gulag Archipelago and where she had become acquainted with the wife of Kovalev, Boicova. Mrs. Pašilienė said that she had met Boicova at the Vilnius railroad station; she had not known her earlier.

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On March 28, 1975, at Vilnius Security, Bajauskas and Zelinskas were interrogated.

People Concerned with Heritage Studies are Watched

Security constantly watches people who are engaged in heritage studies in Lithuania. At the beginning of 1975, the chairman of the Artists' Association, Stauskas, was called to Security, because at this time the premises of the Artists' Association are used by folk song fans.

Security interrogated (Miss) Didelytė, and librarian (Miss) Kilikevičiūtė and (Miss) Stankevičiūtė.

Inquiries were made at their workplaces about (Miss) Juškaitė, employed at the free city library, and about Veteikis and Adomonis, working at the Cardiology Institute. Security wanted to know the mood of the heritage researchers after the case of Šarūnas Žukauskas and what their ties are to the Catholic Church. Overtures were made to some researchers to collaborate with Security officials.

In the beginning of April, Šarūnas Žukauskas was brought from the Permė district to the Vilnius Security.

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