Ministry readying proposal to compensate people expelled from higher education under Communists

The Ministry of Education is completing a proposal to give compensation to people thrown out of university for political reasons after the Communists took power in 1948. Mladá fronta Dnes reported that the plan should go before the government next month. A ministry representative told the newspaper it would apply to all cases until January 1 1990; it was previously suggested that only those expelled from higher education between 1948 and 1960 would receive compensation. It would amount to CZK 10,000 (USD 450).

Author: Ian Willoughby