Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright who served time in Czechoslovakia’s communist prisons before leading a revolution that ushered democracy into central Europe and hoisted him into the Czech presidency, has died. He was 75.
The Czech Cabinet was to meet today to begin discussing a state funeral for Vaclav Havel as citizens stood in line to pay their last respects to the anti-communist dissident playwright who became president.
Czech President Vaclav Klaus and the widow of Vaclav Havel agreed to hold a state funeral on Dec. 23 as citizens waited as long as three hours to pay their last respects to the anti-communist dissident playwright who became president.
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Thousands of people followed Czech ex-President Vaclav Havel’s casket as it was transported through the narrow streets of Prague, opening three days of official mourning ahead of a state funeral on Dec. 23.