BIS asks president for permission to question former head of office

Czechia’s counterintelligence service BIS has asked President Petr Pavel to allow the former head of the presidential office, Vratislav Mynář, to be released from his obligation of confidentiality for the time he was in his post, news site Deník N reported on Thursday morning. If the president signs off on this request, Mr Mynář will likely be questioned about the leaking of confidential information from BIS to the presidential office.

Former president Miloš Zeman was already questioned in connection with this case at the end of January. Shortly before the end of his tenure as president, Mr Zeman received the same request from the counterintelligence service asking for Mr Mynář to be released from his obligation of confidentiality, but he refused to sign it.

Author: Anna Fodor