Memorial ceremony in honour of former political prisoners held at Jáchymov   

A commemorative event was held at the former site of a notorious labour camp at Jáchymov, west Bohemia, on Saturday to honour those who were jailed by the communist regime in Czechoslovakia.

The annual event organised by the Confederation of Political Prisoners was attended by several dozen people, including labour camp survivors and their descendants. Also present was the Chancellor of the President, Jana Vohralíková.

The memorial was a culmination of a two-day event that began on Friday in Slavkov and Ostrov, the sites of other labour camps for political prisoners.