Czech Senator Vladimír Dryml has paid his fine of CZK 20 000 for verbally assaulting a Yemeni doctor. The sanction was handed down by the Senate’s Committee on Immunity, which found that Dryml’s remarks had a racial subtext.
When Dryml appealed that decision to the Senate as a whole, it upheld the committee’s decision. Dryml has now confirmed to the Czech News Agency that he has decided to file a complaint against the Senate with the Constitutional Court.
“By paying the fine within the time frame established by the Senate of the Czech Republic, I have fulfilled my official obligations. Nevertheless, I am determined to file a complaint about this with the Constitutional Court. It will be the first time in the history of our country that the court will have to decide a dispute between a senator and the institution of the Senate,” reads Dryml’s written statement.
Source (English language): http://www.romea.cz/en/news/czech/czech-senator-pays-fine-for-racism-appeals-to-constitutional-court