Czech PM to be taken to court again, this time by his son

The Czech police interrogated Babiš junior for five hours on Thursday. He provided them with an expert opinion suggesting he has no mental health issues. [EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK]

Andrej Babiš junior – son of the Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš – says he is “determined to file a criminal complaint” against his father. “Crimes have been committed against me. My father should be liable for what he dared to do to me,” Babiš junior told newspaper Deník N.

Babiš junior is accusing his father of dragging him into the case of alleged misuse of EU funds, just one month ahead of the Czech parliamentary elections.

He also says he was held in Crimea against his will to stop him from giving evidence in the case.

The prime minister is denying the allegations, calling his son mentally ill.

The Czech police interrogated Babiš junior for five hours on Thursday. He provided them with an expert opinion suggesting he has no mental health issues.

The Czech PM is suspected of having illegally acquired €2 million from EU funds for a conference centre called Stork Nest Farm.

In June 2021, police investigators recommended pressing criminal charges against him but the state attorney returned the case to the police for further investigations, so the case remains open.

Babiš has denied any wrongdoing.

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