Intelligence service chief suspended from duty

Chief of the civilian intelligence service Jiří Šašek has been suspended from duty, the Minister of Interior, Lubomír Metnar, announced at a press conference on Thursday.

The dismissal of Mr Šašek, who has headed the Office for Foreign Relations and Information since July 2014, is connected with the investigation into the service’s financial management. The office will be temporarily headed by Mr Šašek’s deputy Radek Musílek.