Ludmila Brožová-Polednová, a former communist prosecutor who assisted in the notorious show trial against Milada Horáková has died at the age of 93.
Ludmila Brožová-Polednová, a former communist prosecutor who participated in the 1950s show trial against politician Milada Horáková has died at the age of 93, the ctk news agency reports. News of her demise, which is said to have occurred on January 15, was released only after her funeral at her family’s request. In 2007 Brožová-Polednová was found guilty of assisting in the judicial murder of Milada Horakova and sentenced to eight years' imprisonment. This sentence was overturned, but the following year she faced another trial in which she was also found guilty and sentenced to six years. After a series of unsuccessful appeals, Brožová-Polednová became the Czech Republic's oldest prisoner when in March 2009 when she was incarcerated at a special geriatric facility at the Světlá nad Sázavou Prison in central Bohemia. She was pardoned a year later by then President Vaclav Klaus and has lived in seclusion since.