Czech police has dropped the charges against the apprehended journalist

14. 9. 2009

On Monday 14th September, 2009, the Czech police dropped the charges against Pavel Eichler, reporter of the Czech internet server iDnes, who was arrested, along with 24 squatters in the vicinity of a derelict house in Albertov, Prague, on Sunday morning. Eichler was charged and held for 15 hours in spite of the fact that he had shown the police his PRESS id cards repeatedly. He was held incommunicado for 15 hours. The police refused his requests to be allowed to contact his solicitor. Detaining a journalist for 15 hours is tantamount to harrasment, says Britské listy reporter Štěpán Kotrba.


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