Investigation onto illegal surveillance upheld

Investigations into possible wrongdoing by three secret servicemen at the centre of the scandal which toppled former Civic Democrat prime minister Petr Nečas have been upheld. The Supreme State Prosecutor’s Office rejected appeals by the three men against the police proceedings against them on Thursday. The three members of the army’s espionage service are suspected of acting illegally when they spied on Petr Nečas’ wife, allegedly on the orders of his then mistress. The defense minister at the time says he did not authorize the surveillance. Nečas resigned last June and has since married the former head of his private office.

Author: Chris Johnstone