Ex-Communist Party MP in court on charges of abuse of power as prison guard in 1980s

The trial began in Liberec on Friday of a former Communist Party MP accused of having beaten a prisoner when he was a warden in the 1980s. Josef Vondruška faces charges of abuse of power for allegedly punching former political prisoner Jiří Wolf for no reason and striking him with a nightstick when he was a guard at Minkovice prison. Mr Vondruška denies the accusations.