Czech Republic

Czech President Pardons Up to One in Three Prisoners on His Way out of Office

Compare to our president, who's largely used his pardon power trivially

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A decision by outgoing Czech President Vaclav Klaus to amnesty nearly one in three prisoners has drawn protests and raised concerns in legal circles.

Mr Klaus, who is due to step down in March, announced the move in a new year's message on Tuesday, as a gesture to mark 20 years of independence.