Social Democratic Party complain of double standard over Rath

Members of the opposition Social Democratic Party have complained that police overly target members of the opposition. Referring to the arrest of MP David Rath two weeks ago, deputy party chairman Jeroným Tejc told a debate programme on Czech Television at the weekend that the police were sending a signal that those who stole or were corrupt would go to prison if they were not in the government coalition. While allowing that Dr Rath is probably guilty, Mr Tejc and other Social Democrats have complained that corruption cases tied to the government parties – Promopro or Opencard – have cost hundreds of millions in public funds and have not been dealt with as vigorously.