Czech president not to grant pardon to former bus driver charged with damaging public property

30-05-2012

Czech President Václav Klaus will not be granting a presidential pardon to Roman Smetana, a former bus driver, who is charged with damaging public property by scribbling over election posters. According to the president’s spokesman Mr Smetana is not in a situation that would justify a presidential pardon. Roman Smetana, who was sentenced to 100 days in prison by a lower instance court and released last week pending a Supreme Court review of his case, was charged anew on Monday with evading his prison sentence. This could land him another 3 years in jail.