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Former Czech President Havel’s Ashes Placed in Family Tomb

Posted January 4th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The family of former Czech president Vaclav Havel has buried his ashes in a family plot at a Prague cemetery. Havel’s widow Dagmar placed the urn containing his remains in a tomb Wednesday, on the 15th anniversary of their marriage. Havel was laid to rest beside his first wife, Olga, who died in 1996. The […]

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Czechs, World Leaders Bid Farewell to Vaclav Havel

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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World leaders and the people of the Czech Republic have paid their final respects to former president Vaclav Havel at a state funeral in Prague, ending a week of honoring the dissident playwright and anti-communist icon. The 75-year old former Czech leader died in his sleep of respiratory problems on Sunday. Bells and sirens rang […]

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World Leaders Gather for Ex-Czech President Havel’s Funeral

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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World leaders and the people of the Czech Republic will pay final respects to former President Vaclav Havel at a state funeral in Prague Friday. The 75-year old former Czech leader died in his sleep of respiratory problems on Sunday. Mr. Havel, a dissident playwright, was his country’s first democratically elected president. Leaders from around […]

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Human Rights Group Pays Tribute to Late Czech Leader Vaclav Havel

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International has paid tribute to former Czezh leader Vaclav Havel who died Sunday of respiratory problems at 75. Amnesty said Wednesday that Mr. Havel was a human rights defender who left behind “an outstanding moral and intellectual legacy.” A senior Amnesty official said his work as an advocate for human rights, democracy, and freedom […]

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Human Rights Group Pays Tribute to Late Czech Leader

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A top human rights group has paid tribute to Vaclav Havel, the former Czech leader who died Sunday of respiratory problems at the age of 75. Amnesty International said Wednesday that Mr. Havel was a human rights defender who left behind “an outstanding moral and intellectual legacy.” A senior Amnesty official said Mr. Havel’s work […]

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Late Czech Republic Leader Lies in State

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Flags flew at half staff as the body of former Czech president Vaclav Havel was taken to Prague Castle, where he will lie in state ahead of his funeral on Friday. Thousands of people lined the streets of old town Prague as the late president’s body was transported to the castle. Many people applauded as […]

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Thousands Mourn Former Czech President Havel

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Czech mourners have gathered to remember former president Vaclav Havel, who died in his sleep of respiratory problems Sunday at the age of 75. Mourners stood in a long line Monday at a church in Prague, and lit candles in cities and towns across the country and in Slovakia for the man who […]

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Vaclav Havel Dies at Age 75

Posted December 18th, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Czech President Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright who led the peaceful revolution that toppled communism in the former Czechoslovakia, has died. He was 75. A spokeswoman said Mr. Havel died in his sleep early Sunday at his weekend house in the northern Czech Republic with his wife and a nun at his side. A […]

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Vaclav Havel Dies at Age 75

Posted December 18th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Former Czech President Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright who led the peaceful revolution that toppled communism in the former Czechoslovakia, has died. He was 75. A spokeswoman said Mr. Havel died in his sleep early Sunday at his weekend house in the northern Czech Republic with his wife and a nun at his side. A […]

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Vaclav Havel Dies at Age 75

Posted December 18th, 2011 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Former Czech President Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright who led the peaceful revolution that toppled communism in the former Czechoslovakia, has died. He was 75. A spokeswoman said Mr. Havel died in his sleep early Sunday at his weekend house in the northern Czech Republic with his wife and a nun at his side. A […]

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