Politics & Policy
Tom Jones|11.05.2011

Military police unit head resigns over TV raid

Head of the security service of the Military Police, Drahoslav Blažek, resigned from his post at the beginning of May over the search of journalists’ offices in the Czech Television (ČT) by armed commandoes on March 11, 2011, the daily Lidové noviny (KN) reported Wednesday. The public prosecution service in Prague has concluded that the controversial raid in which documents and computers were confiscated was not in breach of the law.        

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Politics & Policy
Tom Jones|15.04.2011

Army ‘confused ČT with Afghanistan’

Military police chief Vladimír Ložek and another three officers are likely to lose their jobs over the raid on public broadcaster Czech Television (ČT) in March, the daily Mladá fronta Dnes (MfD) reported Friday citing a source in the defense ministry. The Law and Order unit of the Military Police which conducted the raid was led by officers who were “cut-off from reality” or “inexperienced,” the source added.

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Politics & Policy|Society
Tom Jones|15.03.2011

Judge condemns TV raid he permitted

The judge who issued the Military Police a permit to search public broadcaster Czech Television’s (ČT) offices for a report prepared for former defense minister Vlasta Parkanová has now implied that the investigators breached their jurisdiction. Meanwhile, the chief prosecutor has ordered an enquiry into the prosecution service’s role in the controversial action.

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