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Vaclav Havel (C), a dissident playwright, leading member of the Czechoslovak opposition Civic Forum, who drafted large parts of Charter 77, the declaration which helped attract international attention to the civil rights abuses in Czechoslovakia, Ladislav Lis (L) and Rudolf Batek (2nd-R) both members of Charter 77, address to the crowd of demonstrators celebrating 10 December 1988 in Prague, the 40th anniversary of the Universal Declarations of the Human Rights. At the end of 1989, Havel was elected first president of the than Czechoslovakia when the state-communist system crumbled in the Velvet Revolution. AFP PHOTO JOEL ROBINE/LUBOMIR KOTEK        (Photo credit should read JOEL ROBINE/AFP/Getty Images) Joel Robine/AFP/Getty