Clintons to attend Havel funeral

AP News
Posted: Dec 21, 2011 3:52 PM
Clintons to attend Havel funeral

The White House says former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to the Czech Republic for Friday's funeral of former President Vaclav Havel.

The White House says the Clintons will be joined by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Norman Eisen on the presidential delegation to the funeral.

Havel was the leader of the peaceful anti-communist "Velvet Revolution." He died Sunday at age 75.

The Clintons called Havel a "towering figure in the world of human rights and a force for progress in Eastern Europe."