Minister Kocáb says court should decide on Communist Party’s future

The minister for human rights, Michael Kocáb has said a court should look into the statutes and activities of the Communist Party in order to judge whether it is not acting in violation of the Constitution and possibly outline a framework for its future functioning. The minister said he was not happy about the fact that the party had relinquished little of its legacy – such as the teachings of Lenin and Marx – which he found unacceptable. Previous efforts on the part of a group of senators to get the Communist Party outlawed have failed. In reaction to the comments, Communist Party leader Vojtěch Filip said he was convinced the party was sufficiently transformed.