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6 Jailed by Czechs for Anti-Soviet Campaign

May 17, 1986|Associated Press

VIENNA — A court in Czechoslovakia sentenced six people to jail terms of up to 20 months for participating in an anti-Soviet poster campaign, a reliable source here said Friday.

The sentences were handed down April 21 by a district court at Frydek Mistek, in a northern industrial region bordering Poland, said the Czech emigre source, who declined to be identified for fear of endangering contacts in Czechoslovakia.

The six were arrested after posters were plastered on walls in 1983 and 1984 denouncing Soviet influence in Czechoslovakia.

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