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Intelligence: Far-right supporters want to join Czech army

29 August 2012

Prague, Aug 28 (CTK) - Right-wing radicals keep focusing on the Czech army and they want to serve in it, the military intelligence service (VZ) says in its annual report released Tuesday.

Soldiers supporting far-right groups use all legal means to prevent their dismissal from the military.

The screening of newly drafted troops over their possible links to extremist groups continues to be one of the priority tasks of the VZ, the report says in its part available to the public.

It says some of the Czech soldiers whose links to extremist groups were revealed in the past cut off these contacts.

Czech left-wing radicals have generally a negative attitude towards military service and no case of left-wing extremism has been registered among professional soldiers so far, according to the VZ report.

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