Igor Stříž named chief public prosecutor

Igor Stříž was unanimously approved as the new chief public prosecutor by the Czech government on Monday, the Czech News Agency reports. Mr Stříž has been in provisional charge of the office since July 1, replacing Pavel Zeman, who had held the office for 10 years and claimed he had resigned in part due to pressure from Justice Minister Marie Benešová. She denies that was the case.

Igor Stříž studied law at Charles University before becoming a prosecutor in the Czechoslovak Army. In 2011 he became deputy chief public prosecutor. Justice Minister Marie Benešová said that Stříž  is a professional with a good reputation who was also recommended by the Union of Public Prosecutors.

Author: Tom McEnchroe