Suspended sentence for antennae-drawing bus driver

Roman Smetana, a former bus driver found guilty of drawing antennae on politicians’ campaign posters, has received a suspended sentence from a court in Olomouc for avoiding serving a jail term. Mr. Smetana was sent to prison after refusing to carry out a community service sentence; while he at first evaded the authorities, he eventually served the 100-day term and was released before Christmas. He has become a folk hero to some and is the subject of forthcoming documentary created by the makers of Czech Dream and Czech Peace.

Author: Ian Willoughby