‘Velvet Revolution’ Leader Vaclav Havel Dies After Long Illness at Age 75

Reuters: Vaclav Havel, a dissident playwright who was jailed by Communists and then went on to lead the bloodless “Velvet Revolution” and become Czech president, died at 75 on Sunday, after a long illness. He battled lung cancer and a burst intestine in the late 1990s that left him frail in […]

by · December 18, 2011 · International News