Judicial murder of Milada Horáková not to be punished

The High Court in Prague has halted the prosecution of Ludmila Brožová-Polednová, a former prosecutor who took part in the 1950s communist show trial of Milada Horáková. Ms Brožová, now aged 86, was sentenced last year to eight years in prison for judicial murder, but she appealed against the verdict. The court ruled on Monday that the offence was barred under the statute if limitations. Milada Horáková, a lawyer and politician, is the only woman to have been executed during Czechoslovakia's 1950s show trials.

Author: Ruth Fraňková