Court refuses to consider delaying prison term of businessman Janoušek

A Prague Court said on Wednesday that it would not consider whether to postpone the jail term of Roman Janoušek on health grounds as he had already entered prison. The court had been expected to hear a petition from the influential businessman, who has reportedly had a brain operation and requires more surgery. However, it said he could only appeal the verdict itself. Mr. Janoušek on Tuesday began serving a four and a half year term over a hit and run incident in 2012. Wiretaps published in the Czech media created the impression that he had held considerable influence over politicians in Prague.

Author: Ian Willoughby