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Revoluce požírá vlastní děti - politický proces se skupinou Oskar Valášek a spol.



Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Dny práva 2012
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Law

Field Law sciences
Keywords political trial; revolution; state security; Communism
Description The paper describes one of the political trials with the members of communist secret police, which took place as one of the following trials after the Trial with the leadership of the treasonous conspiracy headed by Rudolf Slánský. In this trial with ten people that took place from 7th to 9th December 1953 and was called Oskar Valášek et al. the accused were punished by inprisonment from 4 years to 25 years. These convicted members of the secret police were among the loyal members of the Party, the greater part of them were of Jewish origin, many of them had experience of the Spanish Civil War (the interbrigade) and from the resistance movement, either in the West or in the army or guerrilla groups during the Slovak National Uprising. They were the people who have demonstrated their commitment to the Communist Party and the Party entrusted them important tasks in the newly built security apparatus of the state. In pre-February period they were actively involved in activities against the non-Communist parties. They created StB in such a form they could subsequently recognize during the investigations of themselves.
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