DA dismisses case against Nečas over amnesty

The district attorney for Prague 1 concluded on Friday that Prime Minister Petr Nečas did not commit a crime by co-signing the presidential amnesty announced on New Year’s day. The attorney’s office thus decided not to pursue the complaint filed against Mr Nečas by the chairman of the Czech senate, Milan Štěch, and senator Miroslav Antl. The two Social Democratic lawmakers argued that Petr Nečas should not have co-signed the amnesty initiated by the former president Václav Klaus without first receiving approval from his cabinet. The premier is also facing another complaint over the amnesty that was filed a by a group headed by the billionaire Karel Janeček.

Author: Masha Volynsky