Former prison service head succeeds with complaint against his dismissal

Justice Minister Robert Pelikán has concluded that the complaint filed by the former head of the Czech Prison Service Petr Dohnal regarding his dismissal from office is justified. Dohnal was dismissed for incompetence by the former justice minister Helena Válkova. He said Válková had blamed him for mistakes made by the previous management and argued that his dismissal was unsubstantiated and illegal. The present situation presents a legal problem and could leave the country with two heads of the prison service.