Anti-peasant crimes to be judged in court

One of the most serious crimes of the Czechoslovak communist era, the liquidation of the Czech farm-owners in 1950s, is to be prosecuted in court. Jan Srb, spokesperson f or the Office for the Documentation and Investigation of the Crimes of Communism, says the agency must first determine whether those responsible are still alive. According to Mr Srb, the crimes against peasants constituted genocide because they were directed against a certain group of people.

Author: Jan Richter