Czech MP concerned about human rights suit stemming from RFE/RL dismissal.

Posted: 22 Nov 2009   Print   Send a link
"A Czech MP has warned that an anti-discrimination claim against the Czech Republic in the European Court of Human Rights launched by a Croatian journalist is damaging the country’s reputation. Snjezana Pelivan took her case to the Strasbourg court after she was sacked by the Prague-based Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) – which is financed by the US Congress - five years ago claiming that the Czech Republic failed to protect her rights. Now Czech MP Vaclav Exner has written to Czech Prime Minister Jan Fischer about the case. ... Exner warned the case 'applies potentially to over three hundred RFE/RL Prague employees who are not Czech or American citizens' and that what he says is a discriminatory employment 'policy of the Company' did not exist when RFE/RL was located in Munich, Germany, prior to its relocation to Prague, and is not used presently in any of RFE/RL 19 foreign bureaus." Croatian Times, 20 November 2009. See previous post about same subject.