Former Czech leaders charged with suppressing 1968 uprising
Mon, 10 Sep 2001
Two prominent members of the former Communist regime of Czechoslovakia will
stand trial over their alleged role in suppressing the Prague Spring uprising.
They're accused of summoning Soviet forces in 1968 to crush the uprising
which left 72 people dead.
Jozef Lenart and Milos Jakes face between 12 and 15 years in jail if found
They are the first individuals since the fall of communism in central
Europe to be charged in connection with suppressing the revolt.
The two men, along with Slovak Vasil Bilak, are accused of signing of a
document which invited the Warsaw Pact armies into Czechoslovakia.
See this story on the web at http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_394574.html
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