Fremr’s appointment to Constitutional Court on hold as new facts emerge

Photo: Tomáš Černý, Czech Radio

The controversy surrounding the nomination of Robert Fremr to the panel of Constitutional Court judges has flared up once again. New allegations have surfaced that he may have knowingly served the regime in over 100 communist-rigged trials pre-1989 and lied about his past in Senate hearings.

The country’s communist past throws a long shadow and less than 48 hours before Fremr’s planned appointment, new information emerged suggesting that that in the years 1983 to 1985 Fremr had tried over 140 emigres, handing out verdicts in communist-rigged trials that stripped some of them of property and resulted in their families being persecuted by the secret police. Senator Hilšer told Czech Radio the Senate would never have approved his nomination in light of this information.

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Author: Daniela Lazarová

We had an interview with Robert Fremr in one of our past issues. You can read it here.