The Czech senate has voted to proceed with charges of treason against President Vaclav Klaus over a controversial prison amnesty and for working against the country’s EU interests.

The vote by the upper house now paves the way for the case to be heard before the constitutional court.

The most severe sanction for a guilty treason offence is loss of office, however, as Klaus’ second and final term is due to end on Thursday (7 March) anyhow, there will be no such sanction for...

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