Vrbětice: Deputy PM Jan Hamáček files complaint against journalists

Deputy Prime Minister Jan Hamáček said he is filing a civil complaint over an article in which he was accused of having considered negotiating with Moscow for Sputnik V vaccines in exchange for Prague’s silence over the alleged involvement of Russian agents in the deadly Vrbětice explosions of 2014.

Hamáček, who is Minister of the Interior and chairman of the junior coalition party Social Democrats, said he would seek CZK 10 million in damages against the publisher of SeznamZpravy.cz. An editor from the news site said he stood by the reporting and was ready to present proof in court.

Author: Brian Kenety