Minister apologises to three involved in 23-year court case

The freshly appointed minister of justice, Robert Pelikán, has apologised in writing to three architects who are seeking compensation from the state over a court case they were involved in dragging on for 23 years, reported. The three were last year cleared in a case brought by a former teacher who demanded an apology for their alleged slander in accusing him of demagoguery and careerism during the 1989 Velvet Revolution. Mr. Pelikán expressed deep regret over the matter and described the length of the legal battle as shocking.

Author: Ian Willoughby