Klaus amnesty report

The amnesty called by ex-president Vaclav Klaus at the start of this year pardoned over 111,000 people including 20,000 serving unconditional sentences at the time. The remainder has been given suspended sentences or community work. Besides this, the amnesty halted the prosecution of 265 people on the grounds that the procedure was excessively long, according to statistics provided by the Justice Ministry. The amnesty was highly controversial since it applied to a number of high-profile corruption and financial fraud cases only a fraction of which could be challenged.