Monday, 13 January 2020

Human rights commissioner under pressure

Radio Prague |
13 January 2020

The Czech government's Commissioner for Human Rights Helena Válková (ANO) is under pressure after the news site Info.cz accused her of defending laws used against dissidents during the normalisation era, providing an article on "protective surveillance" that she penned with a famous show trial procurator in 1979 as evidence. The opposition has called for her resignation and even the prime minister says that the allegations need to be explained.