Petr Uhl

Petr Uhl
Source: Saša Uhlová, 2015

Petr Uhl was born on 8 October 1941 in Prague and graduated in mechanical engineering at the Czech Technical University.

He was one of the founders of Charter 77 and one of the founders of the Committee for the Defense of Unjustly Persecuted. As a consequence he was fired in 1977 and sentenced to five years in prison in 1979.

After the Velvet Revolution, he worked at the Coordination Center of the Civic Forum, and after the June 1990 elections, he held the place of the Chamber of the Peoples of the Federal Assembly. After the disintegration of the Civic Forum in 1991, he joined the parliamentary club of the Civic Movement, remaining in the Federal Assembly until the 1992 elections.

From 1990 to 2000, he was an expert at the Geneva Working Group on Arbitrary Detention at the United Nations Commission, from February 1990 to September 1992, he served as Director-General of ČTK / ČSTK. He worked until 1996 as editor of the bimonthly Listy Jiří Pelikán and, later, from 1996 to 1998, he was editor of the daily Právo.

Between 1998-2001, he has President of the Council for Nationalities and the Human Rights Council He has been a member of the Green Party since 2002.


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