I hated the Communist regime and by signing the Charter 77 declaration I wanted to express that feeling
Jaroslav Kukol was born on November 23rd of 1947 in Opava. He had been doing blue-collar jobs. In August 1968 he joined the protests against the Warsaw pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. In December 1968, he emigrated to Australia via Austria. In 1971, he returned to Czechoslovakia as his mother had been gravely ill. He had to give up his passport and was given suspended sentence for leaving abroad illegally. In 1980, he signed the Charter 77 declaration. He belonged to a small group of North Moravian Charter 77 signatories led by Mr and Mrs Šavrda and Tomáš Hradilek. He had printed leaflets criticising the government and distributed samizdat literature. He was being arrested, interrogated and abused by the Secret Police. In 1986, he surrendered the pressure and left the country without the possibility of coming back. He had been living in Ravensburg in South Germany with his wife and daughter. After 1990, he came back to Czechoslovakia and settled in Hradec nad Moravicí.