Police officers arrested over far-right links

A number of police officers in Brno have been arrested on suspicion of having connections with far-right and neo-Nazi groups, novinky.cz reported. Searches of their homes have been carried but no charges have yet been pressed, a police spokesperson told the news website. The investigation into the police officers allegedly began after the recent arrests of 10 far-right activists. Five of those charged are being held in custody at a prison in Brno; around 150 supporters gathered there on Saturday to protest against their incarceration.

Author: Ian Willoughby