William Nattrass William Nattrass

It has become illegal to support Russia in the Czech Republic

Pro-Ukraine demonstrators in Prague (photo: Getty)

Supporting Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine is now socially and morally beyond the pale in most of the western world. Even being wary of arms deliveries to Ukraine is, in most places, considered wrong. But in the Czech Republic things are being taken a step further, as those who express controversial views of the war are prosecuted under legal restrictions on free speech. 

Ambiguous laws are suddenly being used to criminalise the views of a significant portion of the population

A young man who attended an anti-government protest in Prague earlier this year wearing a backpack with a ‘Z’ sticker and a...

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