Court says criminal proceedings should be dropped against Czech atom bomb artists

A regional court has ruled that a group of Czech artists who hijacked a Czech Television programme by transmitting images of an atomic bomb explosion should not face further criminal proceedings. The regional court in the north-eastern city of Hradec Králové declared on Monday that the matter was an infraction for the local town hall to deal with and not a criminal matter. The artistic group, Ztohoven, gained notoriety for their stunt with clips of the atom bomb explosion being played worldwide over the Internet. A local court originally cleared them of scaremongering but that verdict was appealed.

Author: Chris Johnstone