Union of Communist Youth lose appeal over banning

The outlawed Union of Communist Youth have lost an appeal against their banning by the Ministry of the Interior. The group were banned in October 2006 because of calls in their manifesto for the revolutionary overthrow of the capitalist system and the nationalisation of all property. The Interior Ministry argued that such demands contravened the Czech Republic’s charter of fundamental rights and freedoms. The Prague City Court upheld that reasoning in a verdict delivered on Wednesday.

Author: Ian Willoughby