Illustrative photo – The District Court for Prague 3 has started hearing President Miloš Zeman's lawsuit against doctor Džamila Stehlíková (pictured) due to her statements about the president's health, September 8, 2022, Prague.
Prague – The District Court for Prague 3 will today continue hearing President Miloš Zeman's lawsuit against doctor Džamila Stehlíková because of her statements about his health. The former Minister for Human Rights stated in October 2021 in connection with Zeman's hospitalization, among other things, that the president's abstinence in the hospital led to an onset of delirium tremens. She also mentioned severely brain damaged or metabolic breakdown due to alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver. Zeman demands an apology from the woman and a million crowns for the Endangered Children's Fund.
The court started dealing with the lawsuit last September. Stehlíková stated at the time that her statements had a good intention – to save the president's life. Zeman did not come to court, the castle's lawyer Marek Nespala called the doctor's statement “divine diagnosis” and “high school of misinformation”. He placed in the file an opinion on Zeman's state of health, which came from last March, but according to the judge, it did not relate to the subject of the proceedings. That is why she announced that she would have an opinion drawn up on the president's state of health at the time of his hospitalization.
The president was hospitalized twice last fall. Doctors justified the need for care due to complications associated with his chronic illness. A member of the president's medical council, surgeon Pavel Pafko, then indicated that it was cirrhosis of the liver. Zeman repeatedly spoke of suffering from anorexia.