Court says no to travel ban

The Prague 4 district court has rejected an appeal by the state attorney’s office for lobbyist Roman Janoušek – charged with grievous bodily harm and endangering others while under the influence of alcohol in a car accident last week – to be banned from travelling abroad. Prosecutor Jitka Rybenská told the Czech news agency on Friday that the papers were filed at the beginning of the week; a day later, however, the court denied the request. A spokesman for the court would not elaborate. In related news, the woman who was seriously injured when the suspect hit her with his car, a Porsche Cayenee, last Friday is in better condition. The spokeswoman for Motol Hospital has said that she will be released from hospital next week.

Author: Jan Velinger