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January 18, 1990 | DAN FISHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fate gave Antonin Kapek the second chance he didn't always extend to his political opponents. The former Prague Communist Party boss attempted suicide just after the New Year, saying he had come under unbearable personal pressure since this country's democratic transformation. Ironically, he shot himself with a revolver he had been issued for self-protection in 1984 because of his position as a party functionary.
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January 18, 1990 | DAN FISHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fate gave Antonin Kapek the second chance he didn't always extend to his political opponents. The former Prague Communist Party boss attempted suicide just after the New Year, saying he had come under unbearable personal pressure since this country's democratic transformation. Ironically, he shot himself with a revolver he had been issued for self-protection in 1984 because of his position as a party functionary.
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