Campaign organisers file charges of fraud against senator Dienstbier

The organisers of the Senate election campaign of Jiří Dienstbier have filed charges of fraud against him. The small Liberals.cz party say he conned them out of CZK150,000 when they financed his campaign on the understanding that he would work with the party if elected. However, he stood as a candidate for the Social Democrats, though he is not a member of the party. Liberals.cz say Mr Dienstbier breached an agreement with them when the Social Democrats provided him with an office. The former foreign minister has refused to comment on the matter.

Author: Ian Willoughby