Members of academic council resign in protest of Herman sacking
Several members of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes’ academic council announced their resignation on Thursday following the sacking of the institute’s head Daniel Herman a day earlier. Mr Herman was dismissed from his post by a six-member supervisory board. Critics blamed politics as playing a key role given the presence of new board members elected by the opposition Social Democrats. Members of the academic council who stepped down in protest include its chairman, Professor Michael Kraus. Cardinal Miloslav Vlk also resigned.