Communist prosecutor’s case to be reopened

A lawyer representing Ludmila Brožová-Polednová, a communist-era prosecutor who is serving a six year jail sentence for judicial murder, has asked for her case to be reopened. Ludmila Brožová-Polednová, now 88, was instrumental in sending democratic politician Milada-Horáková to the gallows in a 1950 show trial. Although her appeals for clemency on the grounds of ailing health were rejected, it has now emerged that the former prosecutor could be freed on the grounds of three amnesties that apply to her case. Her lawyer, Vladimír Kovář, has asked for the prisoner to be released on health grounds while her case is reviewed.