In the Czech Republic, they want to prosecute teacher Martina Bednarzhova, who denied Russia’s war against Ukraine. During a lesson in April last year, a woman said that “nothing is happening in Kyiv.”
She also published that since 2014, Ukrainians have allegedly been killing the Russian population in the Donbass. This is reported by the local newspaper Seznam Zprávy.
The students recorded part of the lesson on audio, and when the teacher made a statement about Kyiv, they objected and said that they saw footage on the Czech television news of how the city was on fire as a result of shelling.
“Czech television belongs to a group of media outlets that are linked to the billionaire Soros. And we know exactly who he pays,” the teacher said in response.
Subsequently, she demanded to punish the student who recorded the lesson, but the school principal took the side of the students. Finally, in May, Martina Bednarova was fired. In the summer, she filed a lawsuit against the educational institution, claiming that his dismissal was illegal. However, the court decided that the school did the right thing.
After the publicity, the police took up the case of the teacher. In January 2023, law enforcement officers accused her of denying, doubting, approving and justifying the genocide, which is a criminal offense. Now the investigators have completed the investigation and offer to bring him to justice.
“On March 27, 2023, the materials of the case, together with the submission to go to court, were handed over to the prosecutor. The supervisory prosecutor will now familiarize himself in detail with the documents provided and decide whether he will bring an indictment in this case, whether he will consider the case in a different way,” a representative of the city prosecutor’s office said . Prague.
The accused teacher Martina Bednarzhova, through her lawyer, said she did not want to comment on the case.
Earlier, she said that at the lesson she decided to discuss the war in Ukraine, because this is a hot topic. The woman explained her statements by saying that she “wanted the children to know more,” because, according to her, they saw the situation only from one side.
“I realized that they always get information from the same sources – mostly from Seznam or ČT. They only know one side of the matter, they don’t know how to put it in context,” Bednarzhova said.
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