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From the Friend's of the Czech Republic
When he publicly advertised the famous words "The truth will win over the lie and hatred," president Havel was just feeding the nation with empty words. Empty words from a "famous playwright and humanist" who dares to face the democratic world without any sign of guilt whatsoever. And yet, he is the one who sold his nation back to communists, who collaborated with them from the very start and made them part of his government, who is turning a blind eye on corruption and unjustifiable matters … all for a small taste of power given to him by former hardliners. He literally went from jail to the Castle … not as a president the nation could be proud of, but as a keeper and protector of the former oppressors. What a marvelous actor!
His presidential term is nearly over, and he knows it. He already plans to spend the rest of his days with his family by the ocean in Portugal, where he owns a nice villa. Just recently he has bought another one for his wife's daughter. He is not going to find his peace there, though. Citizen Havel may leave his betrayed nation behind, he may even leave behind the evil gin which he never tried to put back in a bottle, although he had the power to do so … but he will never be free of his guilty conscience, and one day he will have to stand the Final Judgement.
The recent case of Vladimir Hucin will be surely mentioned there too. Havel must be certain of the fact that a great injustice is being exercised in this case, where no true evidence at all has been produced so far, and new charges and accusations are being fabricated just to keep Hucin locked up. Everybody knows it is wrong. But Havel remains deaf and blind. Nothing new, you might say. Just more spit in the face of a nation he expects to honor him. He seems to be forgetting that respect must be deserved. On the other hand, he has forgotten so much.
Nobody likes to take their washing some place else, but when all the means and measures have been exhausted "at home," and when the life of an innocent person is at stake, there is no other choice but to seek some help internationally, to call for an international public and official intervention, to cry very loudly for justice. And this is what we are doing for Vladimir Hucin right now.
Vladimir Hucin has been standing up against and fighting communism all his life. He was sixteen years old when Russian tanks rolled into our country in August, 1968. His first encounter with tyranny and injustice came in 1971, when he was accused of disturbing a communist meeting held in a restaurant. This was a special meeting, celebrating 50 years of Communist Party activism in Central Europe. Hucin was 19 years old then, and went to this restaurant to buy himself a Coke. There he was attacked by drunk commies who dragged him to the rest rooms where they bashed his head against the toilet until the toilet bowl broke. Accused of disturbing the peace and of wearing longer hair, he was punished by being given the sentence of 10 months in a house of correction. For Hucin it meant only a stronger determination to fight this evil system.
In 1976, framed by corrupted StB (secret police) collaborator ANTONIN MIKES (StB cover name "ELIAS"), Hucin was arrested, charged with several counts of subversion, and given a jail sentence. Charged with subversion, Hucin was sentenced again in 1983. With his anticommunist activities Hucin uncovered the StB ties of the already mentioned MIKES, who was also working with the KGB. There is evidence of this fact in the District of Olomouc Court of Justice, Conviction files, Ref. no. 8C 13/91 of July 21st, 1993.
During the oppressive communist regime, Hucin spent 40 months behind the prison walls. During the "democratic" (headed by communists) regime, Hucin is being held in police custody for more than 5 months already (since March 7th)!!
With political "changes" in our republic after November 1989, Hucin was recommended by the then active Civic Forum and Confederation of political prisoners to act as a chairman of the Civic Committee. The Main task of this Committee was to clear the Czech security forces of all the Stb agents and their collaborators.
Considering his evident and generally known activities during the communist oppression, the Confederation of political prisoners awarded him with the J. A. Komensky Award and recommended him for work in the Czech Intelligence Service, called BIS (Czech abbreviation), where he subsequently worked with the rank of captain for almost ten years. There he became a subject of attacks carried out by extreme leftists. Their argument was that Hucin was not completely rehabilitated yet. It seems that the process of rehabilitation in this country is still supervised by former hardliners.
Why was Hucin not rehabilitated for such a long time?
It was held against him that during his subversive anticommunist activities he had in his possession some firearms, which was considered illegal. Hucin´s argument was the fact, that after his personal experience with Stb agents, he just had to be armed for his own protection. His enemy was, among others, the well armed People´s Militia, which is well known as an unlawful organization. Years ago this organization terrorized people who did not comply with communist doctrine.
The Main reason why it took so long for Hucin to be rehabilitated is the sad reality that many state prosecutors and judges (not only on regional levels) are evidently connected to the communist ideology and Stb officials, regardless of the fact that a Law on the unlawfulness of the communist regime has been in force for quite a while.
Early in January Hucin was given a two-month notice by his employer without any explanation at all, not one single reason mentioned. Within this two-month period, his employment with BIS was instantly terminated by the date of February 16th, 2001, although Hucin was at that time on sick leave.
Director of BIS, RUZEK, later explained that the reason behind this employment termination was that Hucin did not comply with orders to name his informants –- his sources. Hucin appealed against it straight away. The matter has not been dealt with yet, he has not received any reply. In his appeal he pointed out the Law on BIS, namely Regulation §15/3, Code of Laws No. 154/94, where, on the contrary, the source protection is obligatory. During his service with BIS, Hucin was considered the best officer there was. In reference to this matter, the former Chief of BIS, lawyer STANISLAV DEVATY, publicly announced that Hucin was one of his best men, and that his psycho-tests were always classified as the top ones.
Today, even two of his former colleagues are being prosecuted. They cooperated with Hucin both on communist and rightist extremism.
Prosecution also threatens CASTECKA, former director of BIS in Olomouc, Hucin's immediate superior officer. He was very mysteriously removed from his office at the end of last year. He said openly of Hucin that he was the hardest working officer who carried out his duties with utmost care and attention. For these words he now faces a prosecution!
It is almost unbelievable to see our society being manipulated and controlled by those who evidently compromised themselves with the former communist regime. The fact that the former officers and collaborators of the Stb together with former members of the oppressive Communist Party hold the highest state and public positions in the country is truly alarming!
The governing party of socialist democracy compromises itself with minister of State Department JAN KAVAN (StB cover name "KATO"), Secretary of the Interior STANISLAV GROSS (former active member of the Czechoslovak Socialist Youth Movement), SLOUF (former collaborator in totalitarian regime, today a personal adviser to Prime Minister ZEMAN), etc. This is definitely not the kind of socialist democracy which can be seen in other European countries.
Communists and left-wingers of today use the public dissatisfaction with the outcome of the
"Velvet Comedy" to their own advantage.
Approximately around 6.00 p.m., 30 policemen arrived, together with a handcuffed Hucin. They began a house search – no third party was allowed to be present. This police raid lasted almost 14 hours! Hucin was present all this time and handcuffs were not taken off at all, not for a single minute.
During the house search police found a document, a fuse and some ammunition –- a few of the cartridges were supposedly for a machine gun. (Hucin is a holder of a legal gun licence). In the document there was a report on anticommunist activities back in 1989. Hucin´s name was mentioned in this document.
In his mother´s flat (she lives in the same house as Hucin) police found two small-bore rifles and some cartridges. Hucin´s mother was keeping those for an old family friend who had to go to the hospital and never came back. He died some years ago. So these guns and ammunition stayed where he had left them.
Hucin's mother, ANNA HUCINOVA, was later charged with illegal gun possession. These charges were consequently dropped though, after she was granted a presidential pardon by Havel, which she accepted with thanks. Anna Hucinova is a 73 yrs old woman.
The police raid against Hucin ended at 7.15 a.m. the following day and police with a handcuffed Hucin left. Around 10.00 a.m. several policemen and pyro-technists arrived to search the nearby Jewish cemetery. No civilians were allowed to enter the site at the time of this unannounced raid, which lasted a few hours.
There is a leftist newspaper called NOVE BRUNTALSKO in this problem region, and its publisher plays an important role in the Hucin case. His name is LUDVIK ZIFCAK, extreme left-winger, former StB officer, now chairman of the Communist party in that district. Zifcak is the one who played so well his StB role of "dead student RUZICKA" during the famous student demonstrations in 1989.
In his newspaper Zifcak releases a lot of biased and false information concerning this case. He also publicly promotes the extreme left-wing which is an unlawful activity according to Czech law.
On this cemetery raid he wrote that "police found such a great amount of explosives which would be sufficient to destroy several buildings."
The police report says they found one plastic bottle and a white plastic fragment "possibly from a fuse."
The above is a clear example of police methods used in Hucin case, their
lack of evidence upon which they are trying to keep Hucin behind bars.
One peculiarity is followed by another. Defence lawyer HULIK says that he never before faced such odd circumstances and restrictions, not even during totalitarian times.
Vladimir Hucin has six criminal charges pressed against him so far:
ad1) There are no grounds for these charges as already explained above (protection of an informant). For not giving up names of his informants, Hucin should be promoted, not sacked and prosecuted.
ad4) + ad5) Hucin instructed one specific person to spread
word of extreme leftist activities in the region of northern Moravia via media, public, state bodies,
etc. Was this "fear-mongering"? No! Everyone in this country reads the newspapers every day about such activities going on, and not just in northern Moravia. (!!)
What is this non-parliamentary way?
Zifcak's colleague DAVID PECHA directly indicated that as a last resort this could be open warfare -- i.e., violence.
Right on the day when the Czech republic joined NATO (March 12th, 1999), the police station in Prerov-Predmosti exploded. One policeman (Stanislav Podeprel) died during this bomb attack. Leftists publicly hold Hucin responsible for this, which, of course, is nonsense.
At a time when communism has already been lawfully declared criminal, ZUZANA RUJBROVA, member of the "new" Communist party in the Czech republic, sits as a member in the Committee for BIS control (!!), and publicly speaks of Hucin, saying that he was a terrorist during the former regime and that he remains one today.
The connection of the parliamentary Communist party with the extreme left-wing is well-known. It is more than clear that Rujbrova should not be in such a committee at all.
Vladimir Hucin denies all these charges brought up against him, declaring them to be intentional fabrications. He says he eventually become "undesirable" for stressing the fact that former Communist hardliners control the State administration.
He said (upon the court's rejection of public hearings):
Vladimir Hucin is still held in custody, and several requests lodged by his defence lawyers to free him were rejected by investigator ONDREJ STARY and judge EMILIE RICHTEROVA. To make matters worse, judge RICHTEROVA has recently approved the investigator's proposal for "examining the mental state" of Hucin. She justified this decision by saying, after the totalitarian fashion: "The criminal activity of Hucin is so extensive, and BIS is such an important institution, that the examination of Hucin´s mental state is only proper." (Regardless of the fact there are no convictions and no evidence!)
VLADIMIR HUCIN, victim of the conspiracy, refuses to undergo this type of examination voluntarily. There is also a rumor making the rounds that they have already tried to drug Hucin in prison.
The current plan, it seems, is to place Hucin in a mental institution for "observation." This possibility had to be approved by judge. She did not waste any time. ONDREJ STARY, investigator, said: "There are signs showing the need to examine the mental state of the accused. But he refused, and therefore I requested a court order so he could be examined in an institution. I am convinced this is for his own good."
Hucin´s lawyer (Devaty) objected, saying that all intelligence officers had to pass the special psycho-tests on a regular basis. He noted: "Hucin´s tests were always in complete order. Expert opinions do not indicate anything wrong. I fear they want to deprive him of his legal capacity, and by doing so, they could smartly close this case."
The arrest and detention of V. Hucin disturbs opponents of the former totalitarian regime, who keep asking the president, parliament and other official bodies, friends and public abroad for help.
In the Czech republic, Hucin is supported by civic committees, political parties Right Bloc and KAN, all the branches of Confederation of political prisoners and the general public.
PLEASE, IN THE NAME OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS!
RAISE YOUR VOICE IN PROTEST WITH US!