Škrlová’s lawyer to demand her release from custody

The lawyer of Barbora Škrlová, the Czech woman charged with identity fraud after posing as a 12-year old girl in the Czech Republic and a 13-year old boy in Norway, says he is going to demand that his client should be released from custody in the coming days. He will also demand that her prosecution over alleged torture of Ondřej, the son of her foster mother, should be halted. Ms Škrlová faces up to eight years in prison if found guilty of torturing the boy. He lawyer maintains she did not act on her own will but was forced to perform the acts of torture.