State attorney says Zeman sabotage claim unfounded

The Supreme State Attorney in Prague says an assertion by President Miloš Zeman that he was the victim of sabotage while hospitalised last year is unfounded. In a complaint filed in June, the head of state said that an attempt had been made to remove his powers.

Mr. Zeman was hospitalised in October last year, a day after general elections. A medical report at the time said he was unable to carry out his duties as president and that his prognosis was highly uncertain.

Some legislators raised the possibility of invoking article 66 of the Czech Constitution to temporarily strip Mr. Zeman of his powers.

Author: Ian Willoughby