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Confederation of political prisoners to commemorate August 1968
21 Aug 2012 Flash News
The Slovak Confederation of Political Prisoners is set to commemorate the victims of the Warsaw Pact intervention in Czechoslovakia on August 21, 1968 at a memorial plaque on the building of Comenius University's Faculty of Law in Bratislava on Tuesday, member of the confederation Peter Sandtner told the TASR newswire. [On August 21, 1968, the Soviet and Warsaw Pact armies entered then-Czechoslovakia to suppress the local ‘revolt’ against Soviet dominance and the attempt to introduce a series of reforms referred to as ‘Communism with human face’. At the Law Faculty, a student was shot down by a Soviet tank, ed. note.]
The programme was planned to begin with the laying of wreaths at 9:30, to be followed by a speech by confederation chairman Anton Srholec. "Parliamentary vice-chairs Erika Jurinová (Ordinary People and Independent Personalities-OĽaNO) and Ján Figeľ (Christian-Democratic Movement-KDH) have confirmed that they will attend," said Sandtner for TASR. Another event, a large meeting of political prisoners from Slovakia and the Czech Republic, is set to take place in Leopoldov (Trnava region) on Saturday, announced Sandtner.
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