Lawyer Marek Nespala, representing the Presidential Office, argued that the office can neither be responsible for the president's statements, nor assess them. Neither Zeman nor Ovcacek attended Wednesday's court proceedings.Czech government and opposition politicians have commented on the verdict.Agriculture Minister Marian Jurecka (Christian Democrats, KDU-CSL) said Zeman should act like a man and apologise to Peroutka's grand-daughter in person.
Za jeden mizerný průměrný plat učitele i vychovatele.
Prague, March 2 (CTK) - The Presidential Office must apologise to Terezie Kaslova, a grand-daughter of Czech journalist Ferdinand Peroutka, for President Milos Zeman saying Peroutka wrote an article "Hitler Is Gentleman," a Prague district court ruled on Wednesday. The Presidential Office will appeal it, Zeman's spokesman Jiri Ovcacek said.
Last year, Zeman said Peroutka had published the article "Hitler is a Gentleman" in the Pritomnost (Presence) Czech political magazine in the interwar period.
However, historians and other experts in Peroutka's work dismissed it. Peroutka (1895-1978) was a prominent democratic journalist during the interwar period. He left the country after the 1948 communist coup and later worked for Radio Free Europe. The dispute about the protection of Peroutka's personality concerns Zeman's statements at the conference marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Oswiecim (Auschwitz) concentration camp, held in Prague in January 2015.
Speaking about the failure of intellectuals at the time when Nazis seized power, Zeman said "one of the greatest Czech journalists, Ferdinand Peroutka, released an article entitled Hitler is a Gentleman in the prestigious magazine Pritomnost." Zeman insisted on reading such an article.
He promised to apologise if the text were not found, but he has not done it yet.
Ovcacek has been searching for the article in vain to date.
Judge Katerina Sedlakova concluded, justifying the verdict, that the Presidential Office had not submitted a single piece of evidence to prove Peroutka's authorship of the text in question.
Celý obor je podhodnocen, politiky ani rodiče to nezajímá a učitelé se dobrovolně podřizují.
Dokud se učitelé neozvou radikálně, nebude reforma a nic se ve školství nestane.
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