Nečas: government committed to giving anti-communist resistance fighters war veteran status

15-09-2010

The government is committed to introducing legislation aimed at giving those who took part in the resistance to the Communist regime the same status as war veterans, Prime Minister Nečas told a conference organised by the Confederation of Political Prisoners on Wednesday. Previous efforts to bring in such a law have failed. However, given the new coalition government’s strong majority, the legislation now has a greater chance of succeeding. It would be up to the Ministry of Defence to decide who had been taken part in the resistance during four decades of Communist rule.