Topolánek lashes out at US over human rights report

Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek has reacted angrily to a US State Department report on human rights around the world which said corruption and political interference were problems in the Czech Republic. The annual report mentioned particular cases, including that of Jiří Čunek, who quit the cabinet after being investigated for alleged bribe-taking. Mr Topolánek said the only thing he had to say about the US report was that a country which allowed the torture of prisoners could hardly preach about human rights breaches in the Czech Republic.

Author: Rosie Johnston