Out of fear the Communists managed to get just about everything
Jiří Pošepný was born on May 15th ¨1963 in Lomnice nad Popelkou. His first memories of political events relate to Soviet tanks occupying the city of Liberec in August 1968. After the events of 1968, his father, a Communist party member, had left the party. After that, his whole family had to face the consequences. In the summer of 1989, Jiří Novák signed the Just a Few Sentences (Několik vět) petition and joined the mass protests in Prague (Praha) during the Velvet Revolution. At that time, as an ardent amateur actor since his youth, he had been attending meetings in the Žižkov theatre, where he had the chance to meet Václav Havel and other important figures of that time.