Rath may be released after family post bail of CZK 2 million

MP David Rath may be released from custody after his wife and father posted bail of CZK 2 million set by the Prague West district court. An official for the court said it had received the money and would discuss his release at a hearing on Friday morning. However, as the state attorney has filed a complaint against the bail procedure, the superior Central Bohemian Regional Court will also have to rule on whether Mr. Rath can be released. The former Social Democrat governor of Central Bohemia and a one-time health minister, he was arrested last May on corruption charges.

Author: Ian Willoughby