Klaus pardons two on humanitarian grounds


President Václav Klaus pardoned two men this week on humanitarian grounds, halting their investigations. The president’s spokesman Radim Ochvat said that said that serious injuries had left the men incapable of comprehending the charges against them, and the state prosecutor had said he was therefore unable to prosecute them in accordance with the law. One of the men was charged with posing a public threat under the influence of drugs, the other with neglecting child support. As per a new constitutional amendment, the pardons were countersigned by the prime minister.