Parkanová posts police transcripts relating to her case online

Former defence minister Vlasta Parkanová has published transcriptions of the police’s interrogations of all of the witnesses and accused persons in a case in which she faces charges of authorising an overpriced contract to purchase military planes. The former minister refused to comment on the materials, which she posted on her own website. Among the witnesses questioned are one-time chief of staff and current minister of defence, Vlastimil Picek, and former prime minister Petr Nečas, who was labour minister at the time the purchase was signed off on in 2009, under the government of Mirek Topolánek. Police say the contract for CASA planes was overpriced by over CZK 650 million and last year charged Mrs. Parkanová with abuse of office and breach of trust.

Author: Ian Willoughby