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Miluška Havlůjová was born on 13 May 1929 in Dušníky near Prague. Her parents Jaroslav and Emílie Pompl actively participated in the anti-Nazi resistant movement during World War II in the Rožmitál area. The family sawmill in Voltuše was confiscated and. after the communist putsch in February and her father was imprisoned for one year. Miluška Havlůjová tried to clear his name but in May 1953 she was arrested as well. She was ssentenced to serve 5 years in prison for attempted sedition against the Republic and spying in spite of having an 18-month-old son (at the same time, her father was sentenced for the second time to serve 10 years in prison). After two years, Miuše Havlůjová was released because of the so-called action ‘M’, when the president of Czechoslovakia, Antonín Zápotocký, granted a pardon to mothers of small children. She broke her leg shortly after her release from prison and because she was infected the tuberculosis bacillus in prison, the wound developed bone marrow inflammation. After seven months of long and complicated treatments, she had to pay a penalty of 5 000 Czech crowns. She was still walking with sticks when she started to work in Restaurants and cafeterias company as an accountant. She actively engaged in politics after the Velvet Revolution in 1989 and became a member of the Civic Forum. She became a mayor of Rudná in 1992 and she worked as it until 1998. The disturbed relationship with her son was never completely healed.