Communist chairman’s condolence to North Korea not a crime

Police say Communist Party leader Vojtěch Filip did not commit a crime by sending condolences to North Korea upon the death of Kim Jong-il. Mr Filip says the actual letter was worded differently than the media suggested, and noted that similar condolences had been sent by world leaders. The Czech press cited Mr Filip as saying Kim Jong-il had sacrificed himself for the well-being of the people of North Korea, and praising the North Korean communist party for a heroic struggle in defence of socialism.