Lower house expected to vote on releasing MP for prosecution

The lower house is expected to vote on whether to strip MP Zuzana Kailová of her parliamentary immunity, opening the way for prosecution. As a former town councillor in Ustí nad Labem, north of Prague, Ms. Kailová is believed to have been involved in a dubious public tender. She faces charges of abuse of office resulting in damages to the tune of one million crowns. The MP has urged the lower chamber to open the way for prosecution saying she wants to clear her name in court.