Police want MP Bohuslav Svoboda released for prosecution

The police have asked the lower house to release the former mayor of Prague, MP Bohuslav Svoboda, for prosecution in connection with dubious contracts relating to the multipurpose card Opencard. The newly-elected deputy for the Civic Democrats has said he himself would support the motion and wants to clear his name in court. Nine other councilors and former councilors have been charged in connection with the case including the current mayor of Prague Tomáš Hudeček.