Election posters defacer turns himself in

Roman Smetana, a former bus driver from Olomouc who is to serve the rest of his sentence for defacing election posters, turned himself to the police on Tuesday. The 30-year-old man, whose case attracted a lot of public and media attention, was sentenced to a fine and 100 hours of community work for adding feelers to politicians on over 30 adverts. He paid the fine but refused to do community work and his sentence was changed to 100 days in prison. He was released in May after 33 days in jail when then justice minister Jiří Pospíšil filed a complaint in his favour. However, the Supreme Court later dismissed the minister’s petition and ruled Mr Smetana must serve the rest of his sentence.

Author: Jan Richter