Naming the Names – Part Three

There is a development in the Czech gagging law. A group of 34 Senators filed a case against with the Constitutional court last week.

The Senators want the Court to find that the ban on publishing wiretaps and naming the accused by the police are unconstitutional. They want to keep the legal provision that naming the victims of certain crimes is still a criminal offence bearing up to five years in prison.

So far the workings of the law are a bit ironic. Among the first to be accused of breaking it was the Ministry of Justice, the office of the President (found already to be not guilty of doing so), Minster for Minority Rights (also found innocent of breaking the law) and the Prison service.