Ombudswoman Šabatová: Deputy Křeček harming office

The Czech ombudswoman Anna Šabatová says the deputy ombudsman Stanislav Křeček is causing harm to her office. Speaking in Saturday’s edition of Mladá fronta Dnes, the public advocate said Mr. Křeček had a habit of expressing opinions at variance with her office’s official statements. The two recently clashed over a medical school’s ban on Muslim students wearing headscarves; the ombudswoman described the prohibition as indirect discrimination, while her deputy said the institution could decide on its students’ dress. Ms. Šabatová was a leading dissident under communism while Mr. Křeček is a former MP for the Social Democrats and heads a landlords’ organisation.

Author: Ian Willoughby