He distributed leaflets against Husák. When he was defending himself at court, the judge was nervously squeezing glasses
Jindřich Kubienka was born on 31 May 1942 in Karviná. His mother was of German nationality, while his father, Arnošt Kubienka, claimed Polish nationality even during the German occupation. He joined the Polish resistence and the Nazis executed him in 1943 in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Jindřich trained as a repairman of agricultural machinery, later he studied farming and breeding, and graduated from secondary school. He worked at the State Farm Český Těšín. At the beginning of the 1960s he joined the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. In 1968 he supported the communist reformist wing and the liberalization process. He also proposed that the state farm should return smaller plots of land that were hard to cultivate to their original owners. In the summer of 1969 he distributed leaflets calling for expressions of dissent against the Soviet occupation and condemning the new Communist Party leadership led by Gustáv Husák. He ended up before the court for this. In January 1970, a judge in Karviná punished him with a seven-month suspended sentence for one year for defaming the republic, its leader and the state belonging to the world socialist system. After the verdict, he took a job at the Český Těšín farm in Karviná. In November 1989 he joined the Civic Forum in Karviná. He was repeatedly elected a local representative in Karviná as a member of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS). He also worked in the national commission that dealt with restitutions of agricultural land. In 2022 he was living in Karviná. He claimed Polish nationality.