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Czech travel writer Miroslav Zikmund dies at 102

Dec. 02, 2021 09:16 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Miroslav Zikmund, a legendary Czech travel writer, has died. He was 102. The museum in the eastern city of Zlin, where Zikmund had lived, announced his death in a statement, saying he “left for his final journey” on Wednesday. Details were not given....

Petr Uhl, journalist, communist-era dissident dies at 80

Dec. 01, 2021 15:47 PM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Petr Uhl, a Czech journalist who was one of the country's leading communist-era dissidents and human rights activists, has died at 80. His wife, former Czech ombudsman Anna Sabatova, told the CTK agency he died Wednesday. Uhl headed the national news...

Jailed Belarus opposition leader wins European rights prize

Sep. 27, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Council of Europe on Monday awarded its major human rights prize to jailed Belarus opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova, who was arrested last year after she tore up her passport at the border to prevent her forced expulsion from the country. Earlier...