Veteran and army general Sedláček dies at 94

Tomáš Sedláček, a Czechoslovak army general, World War II veteran and political prisoner under communism, passed away on Monday in Prague at the age of 94. A professional soldier before the war, Mr Sedláček escaped occupied Czechoslovakia in 1939. He trained in the British armed forces during World War II and fought on both western and eastern fronts. Settling in Prague after the war, he was arrested in 1951 by the Communist Military Intelligence and received a life sentence for conspiracy. He was released under an amnesty in1960 and later rehabilitated.

Author: Masha Volynsky