LONDON, Feb. 24, Reuter: British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said today she would tell Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on her trip to Moscow next month that human rights need improvement despite the release of some Soviet dissidents.

“The releases that have been made from prison have of course been welcome but there are many, many thousands more to go”, Thatcher told Parliament in reference to the Kremlin’s pardon for about 150 dissidents this month.

“We shall be discussing human tights with Gorbachev and while we welcome what has happened there are many, many further improvements still to be made.” she said.

Thatcher will fly to Moscow on March 29.

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