Attorney: Strasbourg human rights court looking into communist prosecutor case

13-02-2010

The European Court for Human Rights in Strasbourg is looking into the case of Ludmila Brožová-Polednová, her attorney told the daily Právo on Saturday, saying he received a letter from the judges in Strasbourg. The 88-year-old former communist prosecutor was sentenced to six years in prison in 2009 for the judicial murder of Milada Horáková, a politician executed by the communist regime in 1950 after a show trial. Ms Brožová-Polednová, who has served one year from her sentence, claimed she couldn’t serve the sentence for lack of medical care in the prison, and filed a complaint with the Strasbourg court.