Brožová-Polednová may begin prison term in October

27-09-2008

Ludmila Brožová-Polednová, the former prosecutor in the Stalinist show-trial of anti-communist dissident Milada Horáková is expected to begin a six-year prison sentence for her part in the capital murder of Mrs Horáková by the end of October, according to reports. Mrs Brožová-Polednová will serve her sentence in a prison in Plzeň. Last week, Czech president Václav Klaus denied a request from Renata Vesecká, the country’s Supreme State Attorney to pardon Mrs Brožová-Polednová, following her conviction earlier this month. The appeal had been made on the grounds of Mrs Brožová-Polednová’s advanced age – 86 – and relatively poor health.