Pirates file lawsuit against President Klaus

The Pirate Party has filed a lawsuit against President Václav Klaus, for concealing information about the authors of the presidential amnesty that was issued at the beginning of the year. The party is arguing that the president’s office has the obligation to release the names of the authors under the freedom of information law. The head of the office Jiří Wiegl had rejected a request for the information from the party’s chairman. A number of other groups and politicians, including the deputy chairman of the Social Democratic party Lubomír Zaorálek, have issued public complaints about the lack of information about the amnesty.

Author: Masha Volynsky