Well known communist-era prosecutor to remain in prison until final appeal ruling

09-03-2010

A regional court on Tuesday denied an appeal by Ludmila Brožová-Polednová, a communist-era prosecutor who is serving a six year jail sentence for judicial murder, to be freed on the grounds of three amnesties that apply to her case. Mrs. Brožová-Polednová can appeal the regional court’s decision at the Supreme Court in Prague, but will have to remain in prison until the Supreme Court delivers a final ruling. Her lawyer filed a request for her prison sentence to be cancelled last week and says he has not yet been officially informed about the negative decision.

Ludmila Brožová-Polednová, aged 88, is the first participant in the communist era show trials that took place in the 1950s to be persecuted.