Supreme Court judge suspended over communist-era secret police link

07-08-2005

A judge at the Supreme Court in Prague is listed as having collaborated with the StB secret police during the communist era. Judge Jitka Horova has been suspended pending an inquiry; she denies having collaborated, and is planning to sue the Interior Ministry. Justice Minister Pavel Nemec said on Sunday he had ordered the files of 60 judges to be examined; he said the law clearly stated that anyone with a positive screening test was barred from being a judge.