Czech Etymologists have to disprove their alleged confession

Court proceedings with two Czech etymologists accused of collecting protected beetles in India continue. Now their lawyers plead especially for proving Petr Svacha and Emil Kucera have never signed confession, they entered protected area with the intention of collecting endangered species for commercial reasons.

They claim that during the time they were arrested they were given about twenty blank papers which they were told to sign. They believed the papers are going to be filled with the list of their possessions. However, the blank lists were filled with their confessions, their advocates state.

Czech ambassador in India Hynek Kmonicek infirms especially the keepers of Singalia park. He for example stated for local newspaper to collect beetles in the Czech Republic is prohibited, which is of course a nonsense, but he backs it he was told it by the Czech Embassy, but Hynek Kmonicek stated they never contacted them.


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