State prosecutor grants MP charged with corruption permission to attend lower house session on stripping him of his immunity

Former Central Bohemian governor David Rath, who is currently under arrest on suspicion of corruption, will be able to attend a session in the lower house of Parliament, of which he is still a member, in which deputies will vote on whether or not Mr Rath should be stripped of his immunity. Mr Rath had filed for permission to attend the session on Monday with the state prosecutor for the Ustí nad Labem region Lenka Bradáčová. She granted it, on condition that he only attends the period during which his case is discussed. Deputies are yet to decide whether or not this session of the lower house will be open to the public.

Author: Sarah Borufka