Former communist prosecutor, jailed for judicial murder, may soon walk free
Ludmila Brožová-Polednová, a former communist prosecutor who is serving a six year prison sentence for her role in helping to send democratic politician Milada Horáková to the gallows in a notorious 1950s show trial, may soon be released. It has now come to light that three presidential amnesties apply to her case, each lowering her sentence by two years.
The objective would thus be achieved without anyone bearing direct moral responsibility for letting the notorious communist prosecutor out. A court in Hradec Králové has confirmed that the said amnesties really apply to the case in question and a final ruling is now expected from the Supreme Court in Prague. If the verdict goes in Mrs. Brožová-Polednová’s favour then paradoxically the tables will have turned and the woman who says with undaunted pride that she was “part of a struggle against Western imperialists” would be able to sue the state for compensation for a year spent in jail.