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Communist-Era Cop Quits Czech Police Oversight Post After Protests

A Czech Communist lawmaker resigned Tuesday as chair of a parliamentary commission overseeing police internal affairs, after thousands protested the appointment because of his past in a communist-era special unit. Zdenek Ondracek was narrowly elected by the lower house of parliament last Friday to head the commission — the first Communist lawmaker to hold such a post since the fall of communism nearly three decades ago. The appointment was considered a signal the party was gaining...

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