President pardons sick man jailed for corruption

President Miloš Zeman has pardoned a man imprisoned for bribe taking, his spokesman Jiří Ovčáček said on Tuesday. The man was also found guilty of abuse of power and obstructing the execution of an official decision.

He has been suffering from an oncological disease for some years and had no previous criminal record, said Mr. Ovčáček.

Author: Ian Willoughby