New statue to be commissioned in honour of Milada Horáková

Prague 1, together with the City of Prague, the Confederation of Political Prisoners and an organisation dedicated to the life and work of democratic politician Milada Horáková, will commission a statue of the late politician in her memory. The idea was spearheaded by representative of Prague 1 Martin Jan Stránský. Following her arrest in 1949 on trumped-up charges, Milada Horáková was put through a notorious show trial that was broadcast on radio and shown in newsreels. She was found guilty of treason and was executed by the Communist regime on June 27, 1950 – 63 years ago this Thursday. A possible location for her statue could be in front of the Petschek Palace; organiser hope to have the project completed within one year.

Author: Jan Velinger