Ignoring Western protests over Czechoslovakia's human rights record and the sentencing of playwright Vaclav Havel, a court ordered two more opposition activists to jail for up to a year.

The Prague court late Wednesday sentenced Jana Petrova, a 22-year-old peace activist, to nine months in prison and Ota Veverka, 32, to one year. The two had been convicted on charges stemming from their attempts last month to honor student Jan Palach, who burned himself alive to protest the 1968 Soviet-led invasion that crushed "Prague Spring" reforms.Petrova and Veverka were among eight activists arrested on hooliganism charges after they tried to lay flowers Jan. 16 in central Wenceslas Square on the 20th anniversary of Palach's death.