Andrej Babiš Jr. came to the first statement before the Czech police only this week, after several years of investigating a subsidy for the Stork’s Nest farm. “I have nothing to fear, I am the one who was damaged,” he said on Thursday morning when he arrived at the police in Bartolomějská Street in Prague.
As early as 2018, Babiš Jr. wrote to the police by e-mail that someone was holding him in the Crimea against his will. Criminalists postponed the case earlier this year without hearing it. On Thursday, he spent five hours on business with his lawyer.
“Mr. Babiš provided complete, exhaustive and truthful information about his introduction to the Crimea,” commented his lawyer František Vyskočil. Babiš junior himself did not want to comment on the content of the interrogation. “It simply came to our notice then. Dr. Vyskočil and I know what we are doing, today was the first step, “Babiš Jr. responded.
The Prime Minister disagrees
Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (YES) refuses information about the introduction of his son to the Crimea. He reiterated on Thursday that his son is being abused in a political campaign. “What is happening here is an absolute bottom on the part of mafia and activist journalists. Abusing the family for a political campaign and I think everyone sees my son’s health, it’s really disgusting and disgusting, “Babiš Sr. said.
“I would like to emphasize that Mr. Babiš Jr. has expert opinions from both the field of psychiatry and the field of psychology and is mentally completely healthy,” lawyer Vyskočil dispelled his doubts. Babiš Jr. himself boasted about the results last week on Twitter.
Babiš Jr. will go for another interrogation on Monday, specifically about the details of obtaining a subsidy in the Stork’s Nest case. According to the daily Právo, this week already criminal investigators interrogated, for example, the former manager of Farma Čapí hnízdo Tomáš Rak. He had previously said that he had not originally told the police everything. Now he is said to be talking about the role of the current prime minister. “It gave me the impression that Andrej Babiš runs the farm,” Tomáš Rak told Právo.
“I am not saying anything about Stork’s Nest, it is a political matter, it is actually a prosecution on order, I commented on that,” Prime Minister Babiš himself stands behind his statement from May.
Andrej Babiš Jr. claims that his involuntary departure to the Crimea should have prevented his dismissal in the Stork’s Nest case. It is on the basis of Thursday’s interrogation that the police will assess whether the investigation into the alleged abduction in Crimea will reopen. She officially closed the case in February this year.
It is good that Babiš Jr. testifies, the journalists agree
“It’s great that the whole thing got to the police, and therefore to places where there is hope for the public to find out exactly what was happening and how, because none of us know at the moment,” the Editor edited in the Events. cz Radek Bartoníček.
Czech Television reporter Hanuš Hanslík described that Babiš Jr. has expressed himself consistently for a long time. According to him, it is clear from the communication that he dropped his fears and decided to openly dispute with his father. According to Hanslík, the turning point could have been when Babiš Jr. found out what his role was in the Stork’s Nest case.
At the start of the YES campaign before the elections last week after the introduction of the candidates, Andrej Babiš Jr. unexpectedly entered the interview of journalists with the Prime Minister. “Nobody expected it, then we ran after him, wanted to know more information and it was clear that he wanted to communicate,” says Bartoníček during the start of the incident.
According to Hanslík, Thursday’s resignation from the police could have been one of the tests of the mental state of Babiš Jr. “He came out with relief, I think it shows that he cares about the police investigating,” he said.
“Those who are convinced that Prime Minister Babiš did not behave badly in this are behind him. They support him so far, but we’ll see what happens. I think that some people perceive that the Prime Minister does not want to comment on this. Let’s be surprised how it affects people, “Bartoníček thought.