Monday, August 9, 2010

Many Public Prosecutors Threatened

In 2009 ten public prosecutors were severely threatened by hardened criminals. In seven cases there were serious plans for a physical attack or liquidation. In three other cases threats were uttered in the court. Thirty other public prosecutors were intimidated for instance with a letter containing powder. A spokesman of the Department of Justice said that the figure is probably higher because some prosecutors do not make a complaint about threats received.