President grants pardons

The office of the Czech president has revealed that President Vaclav Klaus pardoned ten people on Monday, in most of the cases for “humanitarian reasons”. The news was released by the president’s spokesman. Most of those pardoned were incriminated in the past for fraud, theft, or other crimes. One of those is Jaroslav Prokop, who seriously injured another person while behind the wheel of his car; he himself suffered injury and is now paralysed from the waist down. Two others pardoned are foreign nationals: a Kazakh man who was to be deported in connection with having committed grievous bodily harm, and a Ukrainian man who was caught driving under the influence.

Author: Jan Velinger