Nine convicted to date for supporting Russian war on Ukraine

Nine people in Czechia have so far been convicted of publicly approving Russia’s war on Ukraine, according to the Supreme State Prosecutor’s Office. Some 58 people have been charged with this offence, it said on Wednesday.

The Supreme State Prosecutor, Igor Stříž, said in an interview for Právo that only one of the nine found guilty had been sent to jail; activist Patrik Tušl got nine months last year for hate speech against Ukrainians on social media. The others have received suspended sentences or fines.

Author: Ian Willoughby