Updated 3 minutes ago
The public prosecutor charged a primary school teacher from Prague 6 with denial of genocide. The Czech teacher denied in front of the pupils that Russia was waging a war against Ukraine, the school later dismissed the woman. The police charged her in January of this year, in March the criminal investigators closed the investigation and proposed to indict her.
According to the server, the accused claimed that nothing was happening in Kyiv during a composition lesson for eighth graders from Na Dlouhé lán Elementary School. When they objected that they had seen a burning city in the Czech TV news, she countered that the public television was biased, Seznam reported.
In a recent interview for Parlamtní listy, she said that she chose the topic of the Russian invasion of Ukraine because it was currently topical. While discussing with the children, she said she realized that they only had piecemeal information and wanted them to learn more. “I realized that they always draw from the same sources – mostly from Seznam or Czech Television. They only know one side of the matter, they don’t know how to put it into context,” she said.
The students made an audio recording of the lesson, for which the teacher demanded that the author be punished. However, the principal of the school, Renata Riedlová, stood up for the children. “We are very happy that the recording was made, because otherwise we wouldn’t have had the chance to find out in any way what exactly happened in that class. The students waited for some time, the recording is not for the whole hour, but the moment they realized that it didn’t belong there, ” said Riedlová.
Last August, the teacher filed a lawsuit against her dismissal from the school. The civil dispute was resolved by the District Court for Prague 6 at the end of February. He decided that the school had done the right thing. “She violated the duties of a pedagogical worker, because the statements made to her are completely incompatible with the principles of education. The court finds the statement completely justified,” said judge Lada Horáková.
Leave a Reply