News site: former communist prosecutor puts forward complaint

Ludmila Brožová-Polednová, the 87-year-old former communist prosecutor found guilty of helping condemn democratic politician Milada Horáková to death in 1950, has put forward a complaint in her case. The Czech internet site aktualne.cz reported the news on Thursday, suggesting it was an apparent attempt by Mrs Brožová-Polednová to put off serving her jail time of six years. The Prague high court confirmed the move on the part of Mrs Brožová-Polednová’s lawyer, saying it would rule on the matter after receiving the defendant’s complete file, now being examined by the Supreme Court. Mrs Brožová-Polednová has tried to have her sentence deferred because of ill health.

Author: Jan Velinger