Victim of judicial error demanding huge compensation package

21-02-2012

The victim of a judicial error is demanding 35 million crowns in compensation. Jan Šafránek who was wrongly sentenced for rape spent a year in prison before police caught up with the real culprit. In one of the first court rulings on the case a Prague district court ordered the Justice Ministry to pay Šafránek 366 000 crowns in compensation relating to lost profits. The Prague Supreme Court is to decide how much Šafránek should get for the trauma he suffered and damage to his reputation. Commentators say this is one of the most glaring cases of judicial error in the country’s modern history.