Freedom should come first
Petr Sobíšek was born on 1 October, 1944 in Český Brod in the manual worker family. Later the family moved to Hynčice near Krnov and finally to Ústí nad Labem. His father worked in an Association for chemical and metallurgic production. The family lived in Předlice, where the witness attended eight-year basic school. After graduation he apprenticed in the North-Bohemian armature, where he also continued working. In December 1966 he started work in the pressure gas station Úžín and later in Chemické závody, n. p. Záluží (supply company of Chemont Brno), where on the night before the occasion, he wrote two signs remembering the second anniversary of the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia on 19 August, 1970. Then he was arrested and kept in custody in Litoměřice. In October 1970 he was sentenced to eight months unconditionally served in prison. The regional court in Ústí nad Labem confirmed the sentence in November 1970. He served his sentence in Pilsen prison na Borech. He was released on condition in February 1971. Then he worked in the pressure gas station Úžín and after moving to Děčín he worked as a school keeper in the basic school. He is married with four daughters. Currently he lives in Boletice nad Labem (a part of statutory town of Děčín) and he is a member of Děčín branch of Confederation of political prisoners of the Czech Republic.