< /p> Illustrative photo – Prime Minister Petr Fiala (left) visited the Ministry of Justice as part of his balance visits and held talks with Minister of Justice Pavel Blažek (right), January 30, 2023, Prague. The picture is from the press conference after the meeting.
Prague – Prime Minister Petr Fiala (ODS) considers the matter regarding Justice Minister Pavel Blažek's requests for information regarding the case of buying city apartments in Brno to be closed. He said this today in the Otázky Václav Moravec program on Czech television. He does not see a reason for Blažek's dismissal, according to him he fulfilled his duties.
The highest prosecutor Igor Striž will not find Blažka's requests happy, he previously told Seznam Zprávám and Deník N. The Union of Prosecutors expressed a similar opinion. On Wednesday, Stříž met with the Minister of Justice at a working meeting, where he informed him about the method of processing similar requests.
Regarding the housing case, in which, according to the Seznam Zprávy server, Blažek's acquaintances appear, the minister sent four requests for information to the plaintiffs in the last month. He told Deník N Stříž that the minister's previous requests were addressed both to him and to the chief prosecutor in Olomouc.
According to the Seznam Zprávy server, Blažek also requested the names of judges who decided on detention or house searches. The minister said on Twitter that this is a normal legal procedure in dealing with a complaint.
According to Fiala, Blažek proceeds as standard, as the Minister of Justice should proceed. While in the case of initiatives for court decisions, questions can be asked by the relevant department of the ministry, in the case of initiatives for public prosecutors' decisions, only the Minister of Justice can always submit a request for information, the Prime Minister said.
Coalition members also objected to Blažek's approach Pirates. According to Fiala, Blažek explained the matter to ministers at a government meeting and is ready to discuss the matter with other members of the Pirate Party as well.
“I consider it (the case) closed, the Minister of Justice is doing what he has to do, even it may seem to someone that it is beyond the scope of duties,” stated Fiala. On the contrary, he considers the matter to be the fulfillment of the minister's duties. “I would not allow interference in a live case,” emphasized the prime minister.
The police intervened in Brno several times last fall because of apartments and city property. At the beginning of October, in connection with the privatization of apartments in the town hall of the Brno-střed district, she accused eight people, led by ODS politician Otakar Bradáč. In mid-October, it detained a group of people in connection with an attempt to take control of the sand pit in Chernivtsi.