ABL accused of investigating politicians
The daily Mladá fronta Dnes on Thursday revealed that a former Prague district mayor had been intensively monitored by a detective agency four years ago. On Friday the plot thickened, with the paper asserting that a multitude of officials at the Prague 11 town hall had been clandestinely investigated and that detectives with ties to the coalition’s Public Affairs party were responsible. Both the government and the opposition are now calling for answers.
While ABL denies involvement, Mladá fronta claims to have electronic reports traceable back to the company that scrutinise the intimate and legally-protected personal data of not only Ms. Šorfová, but at least half a dozen officials then serving at the town hall.
As the prime minister called for a police investigation, the opposition Social Democrats have called for the interior and transport ministers to step down should ABL’s involvement in the case be proven.