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Lorenc gets soft sentence

Alojz Lorenc, the last chief of the ŠtB secret service in communist Czechoslovakia, was yesterday sentenced by a Bratislava military court to a 15-month suspended prison sentence for crimes committed while in office. The lenient Slovak sentence comes nine years after a Czech court sentenced him to four years in prison. Lorenc, who refused to be extradited from Slovakia, never served the former sentence.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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