Former foreign ministry official who plotted to murder journalist released from jail

Former high-ranking foreign ministry official Karel Srba, who was sentenced to 12 years for plotting to murder an investigative journalist, was conditionally released from prison on Thursday after serving eight years. According to experts, Mr Srba’s personality has changed during his stay in jail and he now presents no threat to society. Mr Srba plotted to murder journalist Sabina Slonková who published a series of articles about his suspicious activities at the ministry.