Yana Mintoff

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Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken
VDM Publishing, Aug 11, 2010 - Education - 102 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Yana Mintoff is a peace activist, the daughter of Baroness Moira De Vere Bentinck and the former Prime Minister of Malta, Dom Mintoff. In 1968, at the age of 17, Yana Mintoff, travelled to Czechoslovakia on her own, outraged by the Soviet occupation of that country and its harsh repression. She worked at Olomouc as a youth volunteer and opposed the Soviet military presence. In 1973 to 1974, while working as a teacher in Greece, she was swept up in the student protests against the oppressive military Junta that had taken power in a CIA-backed coup. She was amongst the students who were attacked by the army outside the Athens Polytechnic. Many students were killed and she was shot at three times before managing to escape. In 1974 she contributed to the Granada television documentary series World in Action. The subject was a scandal involving British architect John Poulson and the building of a white elephant hospital on the Maltese Island of Gozo, opened by Queen Elizabeth II.

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