Czech weekly refuses to apologize to Milan Kundera

PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) -- A Czech weekly has refused to apologize to author Milan Kundera for publishing allegations that he once informed on a Western spy.

The author of "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" gave the Respekt weekly two weeks to apologize in a letter Oct. 16. Kundera publishing representative Jiri Srstka has said that Kundra will sue if Respekt did not comply.

Both Srstka and Respekt editor-in-chief Martin Simecka said Friday the weekly has declined to apologize and will give its reasons in court.

Spy Miroslav Dvoracek served 14 years in prison after being uncovered.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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