Category: Foreigners

In first Czech case of its kind, Prague municipal court upholds prison sentences of 30 months and two years for Malaysian man and woman caught smuggling 70,000 critically endangered baby European eels out of Czech Republic; eels in those quantities would sell for millions of crowns on black market in Asia, where they’re considered a delicacy (Novinky) [Social Media Post] 0

In first Czech case of its kind, Prague municipal court upholds prison sentences of 30 months and two years for Malaysian man and woman caught smuggling 70,000 critically endangered baby European eels out of Czech Republic; eels in those quantities would sell for millions of crowns on black market in Asia, where they’re considered a delicacy (Novinky) [Social Media Post]

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Russia adds Czech non-governmental organization Clovek v tisni (People in Need) to list of undesirable organizations; ban means Russian citizens who co-operate with Clovek v tisni now face up to 6 years in prison; NGO was mainly working on human-rights issues in Russia (iDNES) [Social Media Post] 0

Russia adds Czech non-governmental organization Clovek v tisni (People in Need) to list of undesirable organizations; ban means Russian citizens who co-operate with Clovek v tisni now face up to 6 years in prison; NGO was mainly working on human-rights issues in Russia (iDNES) [Social Media Post]

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“Russian-accented” man with knife on B-line metro demands money and cigarettes from passengers including old man on crutches, and dad with child; 37-year-old foreigner arrested at Palmovka station, Prague 8-Liben (Nova) [Social Media Post] 0

“Russian-accented” man with knife on B-line metro demands money and cigarettes from passengers including old man on crutches, and dad with child; 37-year-old foreigner arrested at Palmovka station, Prague 8-Liben (Nova) [Social Media Post]

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26-year-old British tourist fined 10,000 crowns for balancing dildo on head of statue on Jan Hus monument on Old Town Square; perpetrator tracked on CCTV to hotel on Mala Stupartska street, Prague 1-Stare Mesto (Novinky.cz) [Social Media Post] *corrected* 0

26-year-old British tourist fined 10,000 crowns for balancing dildo on head of statue on Jan Hus monument on Old Town Square; perpetrator tracked on CCTV to hotel on Mala Stupartska street, Prague 1-Stare Mesto (Novinky.cz) [Social Media Post] *corrected*

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German cops investigating reports that escaped tiger is loose in Sumava/Bohmerwald area, 20 kilometres from Czech border crossing in Zelezna Ruda, Plzen Region; travelling circus in town of Zwiesel one possible explanation (Denik.cz) *corrected* [Social Media Post] 0

German cops investigating reports that escaped tiger is loose in Sumava/Bohmerwald area, 20 kilometres from Czech border crossing in Zelezna Ruda, Plzen Region; travelling circus in town of Zwiesel one possible explanation (Denik.cz) *corrected* [Social Media Post]

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Prague cops investigating online dating fraudster who poses as “James Greg”, an American pilot who asks female victims to send him money to pay for a trip to see them in the Czech Republic (Novinky.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Prague cops investigating online dating fraudster who poses as “James Greg”, an American pilot who asks female victims to send him money to pay for a trip to see them in the Czech Republic (Novinky.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Update: Police close to completing investigation into 2017 drowning of 12-year-old Columbian girl at Prague 8-Liben’s Hotel Smisek Spa; pool’s site manager set to face criminal negligence charges; tragedy was survived by victim’s twin sister (Nova) [Social Media Post] 0

Update: Police close to completing investigation into 2017 drowning of 12-year-old Columbian girl at Prague 8-Liben’s Hotel Smisek Spa; pool’s site manager set to face criminal negligence charges; tragedy was survived by victim’s twin sister (Nova) [Social Media Post]

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Elderly Japanese woman starts fire in Wencelsas Square hotel after trying to make tea by putting plastic electric kettle on hotplate; no injuries; damage estimated at a thousand crowns (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Elderly Japanese woman starts fire in Wencelsas Square hotel after trying to make tea by putting plastic electric kettle on hotplate; no injuries; damage estimated at a thousand crowns (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Controversial Hollywood star Kevin Spacey is in Prague; visited Old Town Cuban bar La Bodeguita del Medio on Sunday (Expres.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Controversial Hollywood star Kevin Spacey is in Prague; visited Old Town Cuban bar La Bodeguita del Medio on Sunday (Expres.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Hradec Kralove branch of Tomio Okamura’s far-right SPD party complains on Facebook that “99%” of people on Hradec Kralove-to-Prague train are foreigners, alongside photos of two other passengers; post is deleted less than 24 hours later (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Hradec Kralove branch of Tomio Okamura’s far-right SPD party complains on Facebook that “99%” of people on Hradec Kralove-to-Prague train are foreigners, alongside photos of two other passengers; post is deleted less than 24 hours later (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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