Court rejects appeal of ex-MP who made ivermectin claim during Covid crisis

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from ex-MP Lubomír Volný, who was fighting a suspended sentence for spreading false alarm over comments he made on the drug ivermectin, Czech Television reported on Tuesday.

During the Covid crisis Mr. Volný said on social media that people would die because of a plot to discredit ivermectin. At the time some believed the drug could help combat Covid, despite a lack of scientific evidence.

Mr. Volný was elected as a member of the anti-EU Freedom and Direct Democracy before leaving the grouping. He is no longer in high politics.

Author: Ian Willoughby