PM says he and his family received death threats

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš revealed on Sunday that he and his family had received death threats and had been under police protection for several weeks.

In an interview for TV Prima, Mr. Babiš said that on January 8 the police had informed him that someone was threatening to shoot him and members of his family. He said he had sent his wife to Dubai to get her away from the scene.

Pictures of here there later appeared in the tabloid press and the prime minister was criticized for the fact that his wife was travelling at a time when Czechs were being asked to stay at home.

He said he could not defend himself because his wife was unaware of the gravity of the situation. The police later arrested the culprit in Spain.