Grounds for Nečasová acquittal unlikely to be provided before August

The grounds for acquittal in the case of Jana Nečasová (formerly Nagyová) are unlikely to be revealed until the start of August, the Czech News Agency reported. Prague 1 Municipal Court judge Helena Králová has applied for more time to write an opinion in view of the complexity of the case and is also taking a month’s vacation. The judge recently acquitted Mrs. Nečasová of ordering military intelligence officers to spy on the then wife of her now husband Petr Necaš. At the time she was chief aide to his prime minister and her arrest helped topple Mr. Necaš’s government. The state attorney has appealed the ruling. Mrs. Nečasová also faces trial on corruption charges.

Author: Ian Willoughby