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Prague Conference Shines Spotlight On Persecuted Heroes of Human rights and Democracy

By Jeffrey Donovan

PRAGUE - Rarely do world leaders, past or present, come together to shine a spotlight on political dissidents -- the persecuted heroes of human rights and democracy. But that’s what happened this week (June 5-6, 2007) in Prague. And the Baroque Czernin Palace that houses the Czech Foreign Ministry could not have been a more emblematic venue for the two-day gathering.

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* Former dissidents Vaclav Havel (left) and Natan Sharansky

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