“It was with great sadness that I learnt today of the death of Václav Havel. He was a man of immense courage, who fought for freedom and democracy in the most difficult circumstances.Can I just remind people that in 1977, when Havel was publishing Charter 77, that great statement of the Freedom of Concience, Cathy started work at CND.
Václav Havel was one of the great Europeans of his generation, who went on to become an inspirational leader of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. His name will forever be synonymous with the successful struggle for freedom in Central and Eastern Europe and the reunification of Europe.
Václav Havel's commitment to freedom was unwavering, despite great personal cost. His involvement with the Charter 77 movement was an inspiration to all those fighting for democracy
around the world.
Yet despite all his achievements, Václav Havel remained a true man of the people, a modest man whose unique sense of humour always shone through. His legacy will live on through his writing, but most of all through his extraordinary life story, which will inspire us all long into the future.I send my sincere condolences to his family and friends and the Czech people. “
That in 1982 while he was midway through a 4 year gaol term , she was the Treasurer of that organisation.
An organisation that very publically backed the Comecon countries and would have ensured that people like Havel would be crushed for good.
She fills me with contempt.
Thank God she and her cohorts lost then, thank God that she and her cohorts will lose again.
Shame on her, if she only recognised that word.