Communist MP in hot water over comments about Horáková, 1968
Communist Party MP Marta Semelová could face criminal charges over contentious comments she made on a Czech Television interview programme. The deputy said that the testimony of 1950 show trial victim Milada Horáková had not been forced. She also asserted that the 1968 Soviet-led invasion had actually represented “international assistance”. Two hate speech complaints have been filed against Ms. Semelová with the state attorney’s office in Brno, one from a local mayor, one from the civic group ProtiAlt. Other Communist Party members have distanced themselves from the MP’s statements.