Lenka Bradáčová not to be appointed chief Prague prosecutor

20-07-2012

Justice Minister Pavel Blažek said on Friday he would not appoint Lenka Bradáčová chief Prague prosecutor. Ms Bradáčová, who oversaw the corruption case of former prominent Social Democrat politician David Rath, is considered a champion of anti-corruption efforts in the Czech judiciary. Mr Blažek’s predecessor, Jiří Pospíšil, who was dismissed last month, was going to appoint Ms Bradáčová to the post, and some observers noted his dismissal was a move to prevent getting Ms Bardáčová appointed to the post. Justice Minister Pavel Blažek said he will fill the position of chief Prague prosecutor in a regular competition.