Court returns passport to Rath ahead of corruption trial

A court has returned the passport of former health minister and Central Bohemian regional governor David Rath, who is set to stand trial for corruption next month. Two co-defendants in a case centred on the manipulation of public tenders, Petr Kott and Kateřina Kottová, also got their passports back under the court order. The state attorney’s office has filed a complaint against the move, saying there were fears the three could flee the country and that some of the millions of crowns they are accused of obtaining via bribery has not been located.