Supreme Court dismissed amnesty-related complaints

The Supreme Court rejected four legal complaints on Wednesday filed over ex-president Václav Klaus’ New Years amnesty. The spokesman for the court, Petr Knoetig, said the court had found the complaints inadmissible. State prosecutors were trying to prevent several long-running cases – including the criminal prosecution of three former managers at H-System – from being halted. H-system was a major home construction project which is widely seen as one of the biggest fraud cases in the country’s modern history; its head was sentenced to 12 years in prison and the amnesty had no impact on his jail term. Due to the amnesty, declared on January 1, 327 criminal prosecution cases were halted as of mid-February.

Author: Jan Velinger