Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Communist-era cop quits Czech police oversight post after protests

Reuters |
7 March 2018

A Czech Communist lawmaker resigned on Tuesday as chair of a parliamentary commission overseeing police internal affairs, after thousands protested the appointment because of his past in a communist-era special unit. Zdeněk Ondráček was narrowly elected by the lower house of parliament last Friday to head the commission - the first Communist lawmaker to hold such a post since the fall of communism nearly three decades ago.