Putna accepts resolution of spat but warns others will face similar problems

Martin C. Putna told reporters on Wednesday that he accepted being presented with the decree by Minister Fiala and that he regarded the matter as closed. However, he said, receiving the document did not end the fight for freedom of academic expression. Mr. Putna said academics and activists would continue to be manipulated, obstructed and threatened, adding that similar or worse things would happen to people who were less well known than him. The literary historian also thanked all of those who had supported him since the dispute with Mr. Zeman began.

Author: Ian Willoughby