Court will allow TV cameras to tape only opening proceedings in Rath case

The Regional Court in Prague, which will begin hearing the case of MP David Rath next week, has made clear TV cameras will only be allowed inside the courtroom in the first hour, after which reporters will only be allowed to take notes or make audio recordings. Media interest is expected to be very high; Mr Rath has been in custody since his arrest more than a year ago when he was apprehended with a suspected seven million crown bribe on his person. Ten others are are also charged in the corruption case, which begins on August 7.

Author: Jan Velinger