Kamila Mouckova, a Czechoslovak tv anchor who knowledgeable her nation in regards to the 1968 Soviet-led invasion by the armies of 5 Warsaw Pact nations, has died at age 92
PRAGUE — Kamila Mouckova, a Czechoslovak tv anchor who knowledgeable her nation in regards to the 1968 Soviet-led invasion by the armies of 5 Warsaw Pact nations, has died at age 92, Czech public tv introduced late Tuesday.
The report gave no particulars on her loss of life.
Mouckova, who had been a uncommon feminine tv information presenter because the 1950s, is remembered for saying the information in regards to the invasion at gunpoint of occupying troops following the army operation that began an hour earlier than midnight on Aug. 20, 1968.
The troops got here in with tanks to crush the Prague Spring — the temporary interval of liberal reforms underneath chief Alexander Dubcek that was meant to steer towards democratization of communist Czechoslovakia.
After the transmitters have been turned off, Mouckova was fired and was persecuted by the hard-line communist regime that took energy after the invasion.
In 1977, she was amongst those that signed Constitution 77, a human rights manifesto co-drafted by Vaclav Havel, who later led the 1989 anti-communist Velvet Revolution that ousted the Communist regime.
Solely then, Mouckova was capable of return to her work as a journalist for the general public tv and Radio Free Europe.
In 2013, she was awarded a state ornament by President Milos Zeman.